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Aireborough Fire Brigades and Joint Service (2)

Joint Service Fire Station 1941
Title Fire Brigade – Joint Service.
Date c1940
Location Rawdon/Yeadon
Photo ID K395
Comment See below …

This was an Austin towing vehicle to be used by the Fire Service : note the bell mounted on the roof. It is uncertain whether this vehicle was stationed at Rawdon.
The National Fire Service ( NFS) was the single fire service created in Great Britain in 1941, during the Second World War; a separate National Fire Service (Northern Ireland) was created in 1942.

Fire Station 1939/45

FB433 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Wartime Firemen – 1939 – 1945

A group of fire-fighters standing in front of an appliance, dressed in boots, waterproofs and with haversacks round their necks.
Jack Richardson is the man 3rd from left.

Image donated by Jean Richardson.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service 1940s

T575 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Yeadon Fire Brigade – 1939 – 1945

1940s – Engine WU-2544 outside the fire station which was on New Road Side. Standing on the appliance left to right are:
Robert S Wood, Ben Chalk, Jack Lofthouse, Walter Waring, Jimmy Gilbert,Ibbotson Braithwaite.
In front is Station Officer J A Dockeray, the engine is a Merriweather steel escape.

Donated by J M Wood.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service c1940

T584 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Wartime Firemen – 1939 – 1945

c1940 – Auxillary Fire Service, Robert S Wood is on the back row beneath the letters “EL” on the sign, on the front row 2nd to the right of the boy and wearing glasses is Ibbotson Braithwaite.

Donated by J M Wood.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service 1940s

T577 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Yeadon Fire Brigade – 1939 – 1945

1940s – Contingent of fire fighters who were seconded to Hull during the Blitz of WW2 to protect the docks and shipping. On the back row, 2nd left is Robert Stanley Wood of Rawdon Fire Station.

Donated by J M Wood.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service 1940s

T579 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Wartime Firemen – 1939 – 1945

1940s – During WW2 a group of firemen from Rawdon Fire Station were sent to Hull / Beverley where extra men were needed to combat fires on Hull docks which were a target for the German Luftwaffe. Standing in front of this appliance on the left Robert S Wood on the right Jack Dawson.

Donated by J M Wood.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service 1940s

T580 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Yeadon Fire Brigade – 1939 – 1945

1940s – Firefighters in Hull during the air raids of WW2. A group from Rawdon included Robert S Wood, seen here 2nd in from the right on the 2nd row.

Donated by J M Wood.

Fire Service 1939/45

E330 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Firemen 1939 – 1945

1940s – Fire men outside a building with a sign “NFS  Station T   Sub Div 2    Division A    Fire Area No 4” .
On the reverse of the image are the names of the men.

Fire Service 1939/45

E330A – Fire Brigade, Joint Service,1945.

Firemen 1939 – 1945

As above.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service 1940s

T582 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1945.

Fire Brigade – Joint Service – 1945

This photograph of firemen at Rawdon Fire station, dated 1945.

I think I can give a name to some men there, as follows:

Top row, (counting from the left): 2nd along – Jack Dawson; 3rd along – Stan Wood; 4th along – Charlie Dodds; 5th along – my dad, Alfred Chippindale.

Bottom row (same counting): 3rd along – Ibb Braithwaite (I think?); 7th along – Herbert Smith.

I don’t recognise any of the others, and I presume the reason is that those I mentioned stayed on in the Fire Service after the war, so that in the 1950’s I would have met them and seen them around at the fire station whilst I was growing up.
I’m not sure that Mr Braithwaite stayed on but my Dad may have kept in touch as a friend.

Donated by Rev. Ken Chippindale.

Fire Service 1945

FB432 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Fire Service – Yeadon – 1945

A group photo “National Fire Service, Station 4A 2U Yeadon March 1945”

A few people have been named:

On the back row, 9th from the left is Albert Tate who lived on Whackhouse Lane.
On the far right of the 3rd row is Willie Dobson of Barfield Drive, 2nd row 7th from left Jack Richardson (father of Jean).
On the front row, 3rd from left is Edith Tate, she was married to Albert Tate.

Image donated by Jean Richardson.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service 1945

T581 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1945.

Fire Brigade – Joint Service – 1945

Robert S Wood was a fireman stationed at Rawdon, he is on the middle row extreme left. The location was Kirklees Hall.

Donated by J M Wood.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service 1949

T587 – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Fire Service – Yeadon – 1949

Christmas party for the families of the firemen held in St. John’s Church Hall.

Donated by J M Wood.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service 1949

T587A – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1945.

Fire Brigade – Joint Service – 1945

Seating plan for above image.

Donated by J M Wood.

Aireborough Fire Brigades & Joint Service 1949

T587B – Fire Brigade, Joint Service, 1939-1945.

Fire Service – Yeadon – 1949

Christmas party for the families of the firemen held in St. John’s Church Hall.

Donated by J M Wood.

Previous Comments:

Re K338
jean dean
Back row 2nd.left Jack Dawson of Markham Crescent, I can remember him setting off many a time on his bicycle and 3rd.left next to him is Mr. Wood of Markham Avenue.
25 September 2017.

Stephen Allinson
Stan Wood & Alfred Chippindale are on the back row.
Stan is third from the left & Alfred is fifth from the left.
30 September 2017.

Re K399
Rev Kenneth Chippindale
My father, Alfred Chippindale, is the fifth from the left on the back row. So far as I can remember the second left is Jack Dawson, then Stan Wood, then Mr. Dodds, then my dad.
On the front row third from the left is Mr Ibbotson, and third from the right Herbert Smith.
Sadly the one who could name them all – namely my Dad – is nolonger here to ask,.
He died in 2010 aged 100, but most of his colleagues had died many years before that – he was the last one.
05 January 2021.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 28 October 2021.
Last updated: 23 January 2024 – T584, T577, T579, T580, T582, T581, T587, T587A, T587B. 23 October 2022 – All images updated.

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