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ARP FIRE WATCHER’S EQUIPMENT: WORLD WAR II

A list by Mrs Lucy Awdry of the equipment required to be carried by a Fire Watcher during World War II. Items include; respirator, axe, stirrup pump, extending ladder, sand to be carried in spare pockets and '1 box of matches to light incendiary bombs failing to ignite.' From a series of albums containing newspaper and magazine clippings, assorted ephemera and a diary, kept by Mrs Lucy Awdry of 14 Franconia Road, Clapham, for the duration of World War II and recording wartime life in London. During the war Mrs Awdry volunteered with the Women's Voluntary Service (WVS) assisting with fire watch duties and also at the Clapham War Savings Centre. From the Lambeth Archives Home Front project 2005.Ref: IV/169/Vol.7

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Collection:Home Front Project 2005
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Ref:06823
Original ref:IV 169 Vol.7
Date:1940

1926 - 1950Home Front Project 2005LAW AND ORDERWAR AND ARMED FORCES

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