Tilbury Fire Station

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1949-50

By Annie O'brien

This photo shows Laurie Jordan and Roy Cheeseman at Tilbury Fire Station around 1949-50.
Thank you to Essex Fire Museum for the photo

This page was added by Annie O'Brien on 19/11/2012.
Comments about this page

I lived in a prefab next to the fire station garages so well remember the station. I knew the two people in the pictures and Laurie was my uncle, my mv mother's brother and he married Vera Connor who was my father's cousin, small world. Laurie was an elder brother to the window cleaner Roy Jordan who still lives in Arkwright Road, although now he is retired from work being in his 80's.

By William (Billy) Gill
On 08/12/2013

i remember the opening of the new fire station which must must have been in the late 1950s and I have in my mind the fact that, once completed,the doors to the station were not big enough for the engines to exit and hence they stayed in the yard. Does anyone remember this or is my memory complete nonsense?!

By Paul Johnson
On 12/12/2013

Noted Paul's comments and the Tilbury station opened in 1936 and was extended in 1966. In the early days it had fulltime and retain crews but the retained (part timers) were finished in 65. Not sure about the garage doors but you could well be correct in this.

By william(billy)gill
On 03/02/2014

Just came across these photos .I was at Tilbury fire station 1965 to 1967 I recognised Laurie Jordan .straight away.other names I remember were Doug Harrod and Peter Livermore.Charley Ward was station officer Len Raven sub officer.the new part was built while I was there.1

By John chandler
On 10/01/2017

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