Auxiliary Fire Service

Chief - Capt. J Gordon durham
Chief of AFS, decontamination and demolition services Norman Hindmarsh
District Controller ARP - J Owen
Station Officer J. Savage
Fireman - J Cowie
AFS - Thomas R Gray
AFS - Joseph C Inskipp
AFS - Joseph Wardle
Principle guests and officials at a dinner held in the Crown Hotel Boldon Colliery by Boldon U.D.C. Auxiliary Fire Service. Included in the photograph are Mr John Owen, Councillors T. Davis, J. Summerbell, J Tracey, Mr Norman Hindmarsh, Mr W. Sewell, Mr M E Bell, Capt E. Hart and Fireman J. Cowie.
Mr J Owen District Controller Mr N Hindmarsh Chief of AFS, decontamination and Demolition Services
Mr J. McIntyre, Deputy Regional Fire Brigade Inspector, Looking at a trailer-pump during a competition of A.F.S. Units of Boldon U.D.C., held on Saturday at North Road School, Boldon Colliery.

Source: The Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette
Date: Mondays, December 9, 1940
N.F.S. personnel giving a demonstration with a turn-table fire escape during an exercise at East Boldon

Source: The Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 1942
Fire at East Boldon
A fire caused about 1000 damage to the Grey Horse Inn, East Boldon near Sunderland Yesterday morning. About four O'clock the outbreak was discovered and the Boldon Fire Brigade informed, but owing to the extent of the fire, they were unable to cope with it and sought the assitance of the Sunderland Brigade. The latter on arriving with a motor engine found that the billiard room and two rooms above were involved, but were successful in confining the fire to the portion of the building in which it had commenced, and after an hours work, extinguished the outbreak. The building is at present in the occupation of military officers, and it is supposed that the outbreak was caused owing to a lighted match having been thrown on to the billiard room floor.

Source: The Newcastle Daily Journal
Date: Saturday, June 2, 1917

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