All guns blazing at a grand fire station reunion in Wisbech
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A grand reunion took place at Wisbech Fire Station which was joined by 70 retired fire brigade personnel and their families.
They were joined by the mayor and mayoress of Wisbech, Councillor Michael Hill and his wife Jane, together with beadle Alister Hopkins and father Paul West, the mayor’s chaplain.
They all arrived at the fire station on the 83-year-old vintage fire engine Vivien.
Also present was station commander Richard Friend and family from Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service.
The mayoral party was welcomed by station commander Carl Pardon followed by a blessing by father Paul West who remembered firefighter colleagues who had died.
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The event was organised by George Dunlop, past president of the former Wisbech Fire Station Social Club and civilian member of what is now known as the Firefighters Charity.
In 2012 he received a certificate of commendation in recognition of invaluable contributions to Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service.
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A draw took place and the proceeds will be divided between the Firefighters Charity and the Children’s Burns Unit.