in Front Page, News
25 July 2012
Tagged with: Breathing Apparatus fire Fire Service Group Manager Mal Austwick Howard Marshall Ripon Fire Station Station Manager Peter Gregory
This brings back memories of Ripon Fire Station in days gone by. My father Tom Cooper was stationed at Ripon in 1956 as a leading fireman and again in 1958 as Sub Officer. Pay day was Thursday which coincided with Market Day, so during the holidays Mum would bring us on the bus from Harrogate, collect the money off Dad and take us straight to the market to add to her collection of horse-brasses.
The station had a pole which I was allowed to slide down – I’m in my 60’s now so those days are long gone !!
As a family we emigrated to Australia in 1964 but Dad’s memories of serving in the West Yorkshire Fire Service from 1948 – 1964 stayed with him for the rest of his life.
I live in New Jersey, USA, but wherever I am, firefighters the world over get the respect and admiration of myself and my wife and a wave as the engines go by. Congratulations Mr. Marshall and regards to all members of Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby and Tadcaster stations, places my father served in.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>