17th July 1884 - Salisbury Volunteer Fire Brigade founded

fire brigade On 17th July 1884 the Salisbury Volunteer Fire Brigade was founded[2]. The members resolved to pay for their own clothes and fireaxes.

Footnotes

[2] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.

Image

By: State Library of South Australia - the picture isn’t the Salisbury fire engine, sadly, but the picture was taken in 1880 so perhaps it would have been similar to the one captained by Mr Gawthorne

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