My Ancestor was in the Fire Brigade - A one-hour talk on 17 February

Ken Divall will outline Fire Brigade history in the UK, all Record Offices, Repositories Archives and Museums where there is Fire Brigade interest and accessed records, including personal papers where possible There will be case histories of Firemen, also the Fire Brigades and services in WW1 and WW2, information about Volunteer and Industrial and Works Fire Brigades, Fire Insurance companies who in the early 18th Century ran and organised early Fire Brigades.

Also included will be information on the Fire Brigade Union and the Salvage Corps, uniforms, equipment and medals and honours will also be discussed.This talk by Ken Divall goes hand in hand with his upcoming book in the SoG  “My Ancestor” series, titled “My Ancestor was in the Fire Brigade”. 

A one-hour lecture with Ken Divall on Wednesday, 17 February at 2pm. Cost £8.00/£6.40 (SoG members). Places should be pre-booked, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. Do you have a question? email the events department.