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Back Wellington Street, Fire Engine (Morley) (2 comments)
Black & White imagec1921. In 1921 Morley Corporation which had taken charge of Morley Fire Brigade early in the century decided to invest in two new fire engines to replace the machines that had been so hard worked during the First World War. The most expensive of the two was the Leyland machine shown here outside the Fire Station in Back Wellington Street behind Morley Town Hall. It cost about £1600 and with its powerful engine could attain a good speed; the driver, Willie Whiteley, earned a reputation for this. However, the solid tyres made it rough going. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Back Wellington Street, Fire Engine (Morley)
Black & White imagec1921. One of two new fire engines bought in 1921 by the Morley Corporation Fire Brigade was this Dennis fire engine, photographed outside the fire station, behind the Town Hall, from Albion Street. The machine was not as powerful as the other new machine, the Leyland, for pumping water but was equipped with an effective escape ladder, found to be very necessary for rescuing mill workers from the third and fourth storeys of blazing buildings. Several of the Morley Town Councillors are seated on the back of this engine and the gentleman at the steering wheel in fire servive uniform is the Mayor Of Morley, Ald. H. H. Watson. who occupied that position from November 1919 to November 1922. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Barnbow Munitions Factory, fire practice (Cross Gates) (3 comments)
Black & White imagec1915-18. View shows women taking part in a fire practice at the Barnbow Munitions Factory on Manston Lane. This factory was set up during the First World War to manufacture munitions for the troops. Though health and safety practices were in place, as seen here, in such a highly dangerous atmosphere some accidents could not be prevented and 3 fatal explosions took place. On the 5th December 1916 35 women were killed, on 31st March 1917 two girls died and on 31st March 1918 3 men were the casualties.
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Bruntcliffe Water Tower, Morley Fire Brigade (Morley)
Black & White imagec1921. Bruntcliffe Water Tower at the side of the service reservoir behind Morley Cemetery was used in the early years of the twentieth century for giving rescue and spraying practice to members of Morley Fire Brigade. This picture seems to have been taken about 1921 when Morley Fire Brigade got its new motorised escape ladder. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive by T. A. Stephenson.
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Crash tender, Leeds City Fire Brigade (City Centre)
Black & White image1970. View of Leeds City Fire Brigade crash tender at Central Fire Station, Park Street. Various items of equipment can be seen inside the tender.
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