Tilbury Fire Station

This photo shows a 1938 Leyland Limousine Pump Escape with Gordon Bass ? in the photo. Do you know who is in the photo?
Thanks to Essex Museum for the photo.

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  • Hi Michael, Gordon Bass did work at Tilbury Fire Station and was there during the war years. He lived in Kelvin Road, Tilbury and his daughter Norma still lives in Tilbury. I fondly remember watching the fire engines leave the station and see them train in the yard as I lived at the corner of Kelvin Road next to the Station. Later my uncle Laurie Jordan was stationed there and his picture appears on another page

    By Billy gill (30/07/2017)
  • My Father, the late Stanley Valentine used to drive this appliance from Tilbury Fire Station during the war.(please see the picture I have posted on this site.)

    By Michael Valentine (17/07/2017)
  • My Father used to talk about a fireman who he used to call “bassy”, so I presume that this is the fireman in the photo.

    By Michael Valentine (17/07/2017)

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