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Quorn Fire Service - The Town Fire Engine in 1862

These notes were provided by Don Wix. They were gathered as part of the research for ‘Bygone Quorn in Photographs’ in the 1980s

This has to be played with water every three months to keep it in right tune.

Managers appointed:
James Holmes – Engineer
Joseph Bates – Engineer

Every time the engine is thus played 7s 6d [37.5p] is allowed the managers and their helpers for doing this work – Now in 1870, 6s [30p]

The orders for the use of the engine are thus – upon any fire happening within the parish, the managers are to hasten to extinguish the same with the Engine, with the utmost speed; not waiting for orders from anyone, but act upon the common alarm. But upon a fire happening out of the Parish, the managers are not to employ the Engine to extinguish the same until a special order is given from someone interested in the burning property as its owner or its agent. The two Engineers have 15s [75p] each as annual salary.

The engineers have 10s [50p] each when employed with the Engine to extinguish a fire.

 Submitted on: 2011-08-06
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman in conjuction with Don wix
 Artefact ID: 1363

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