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Manchester Fire Brigade
Manchester Fire Brigade
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Fires record books 1830-1945; fire summaries 1943-1945; fire reports to the Watch Committee, later the Fire Brigade Sub-Committee 1843-1941; lists of fires arranged by trades and types of premises 1851-1940; indexes of names of occupiers of premises where the Fire Brigade attended fires and of streets where fires have occurred 1847-1921; occurrence and duty books 1864-1866, 1868, 1892-1893, 1898-1901; letter books of outgoing letters 1882-1906; Chief Officer's Committee report books 1899-1941; general order books 1871-1920; summaries of statistics and annual reports 1863-1973; monthly reports of fires 1879-1884; estimates 1854-1887; conditions of service 1901-1902; lists of firemen 1870-1878; casual assistance at fires 1862-1866; reconstructed records of fires and incidents due to enemy action 1939-1941; general orders 1920-1938, summaries of fires 1953-1960, records of assistance 1948-1957, introductions to Treasurer to charge accounts 1886-1926, correspondence registers 1921-1941, minutes of the Fire Brigade Sub-Committee 1900-1937; registers of staff 1893-1940, pay books 1818-1862, Watch Committee meetings; resolutions and minutes 1862-1934Related Material:The records of the Court Leet of the Manor of Manchester, the Minute Books of the Manchester Police Commissioners and their appropriate committees, and the official minutes of the Watch Committee of the Manchester Corporation from 1839-1968 cover the administrative side of the Brigade's history.The Local Studies Library hold annual reports for the City Fire Brigade, 1958-1972 (352.3 M1)A good history of the service is Manchester Fire Brigade (Archive Publications Ltd. 1988) by Robert F Bonner (q363.378 Bo). The library also possesses a microfilm copy of MS notes for a history of the Brigade written in 1950 by an officer of the Brigade which goes into great detail (MF 444).The Greater Manchester Fire Museum also holds some archive material, including photographs, cine film, video, audio tapes and printed material. Their address is Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, Maclure Road, Rochdale, OL11 1DN, Telephone/Fax No. 01706 901227, Place:Manchester/Manchester/Manchester/Lancashire/England
Manchester Fire Brigade
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In 1974 the Manchester Fire Brigade became part of the Greater Manchester Council Fire Service.
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