Town’s firemen blazed a trail

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The proud men of Belper Fire Brigade stare seriously for an especially pin-sharp snap of them and their hose cart circa 1890.

The Strutt’s provided the service for both the mills and the town during the period.

Pictured at the back are: unknown, Linthwaite, Philip Harrison (Captain) and H Allsop. In the front row are: Herbert Blount, Tom Spendlove, G Bodell, W Stone, S Holmes, Ed Loombes, George Cowley, J Varney and Thomas Morley.

Courtesy of W A Morley and www.picturethepast.org.uk

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