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Re: Modern Appliance Sittingbourne
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 15:50:54 »
I remember that fire engine, in fact I rode on it, you had white plated ropes to hold on to.
I was an AFS messenger boy in 1939. Found the attached photo taken in 1939 of
Sittingbourne Fire Service. The Fire Engine was used in the war at a temporary fire station
located in Holdstock's Garage at the foot of Snipes Hill. Mr Ferris was the officer in charge.  I  think he was a was Professional photographer 


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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 13:43:15 »
I`ve never seen that one before, smiler. There is a chap just left of centre in the back row and standing to the right of the man in the bowler who may be Oakley Parrett who, at that time I think was in charge of W. J. Parrett Ltd. (East Kent Gazette). Far too early for me to be sure of this but I did meet him on a few occasions in the mid fifties when he lived in Newington. Are there any names attached to this picture.

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