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My Happy Years in Coventry & West Midlands Fire Brigade (1950 - 1959)
I joined the brigade in 1951 and was made to feel at home straight away. I went to the training school in Birmingham in 1952, it was a 10 week course and on returning to Coventry, I was stationed at the Hales St. Station - Blue Watch. I worked an 84 hr week which worked out at 24 hrs on then ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Brigade Parade of 1911 (1910 - 1919)
The picture that my story relates to shows the fire Station in Hales St. which opened in 1902. when it first opened the station consisted of just three Fire Appliance Bays. To the left of the 3 bays there were three houses, one which was occupied by the Chief Officer, one by the Deputy Chief and ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Best Job in the World (1970 - 1979)
I served my apprenticeship as a mechanic at the Humber works and I got married in the August of 1969 and thought that I couldn't face the next 40 years in a factory. An advert appeared in the Coventry Evening Telegraph looking for new fireman recruits, so I took the entrance exam and interview and ... 'for the full story click on the title'

Old Type Fire Engines (1968 - 1972)
I am sure we all have lots of memories of times gone by; the first one that sprung to mind when i read about this site was the Old Fire Engines that raced along the road when i was about 8yrs old. So i guess it would be 1970ish. First i would hear the bells, then this great big Red Fire Engine ... 'for the full story click on the title'