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Fire Hero’s Jubilee

September 1950

South Yorkshire Times September 16, 1950

Fire Hero’s Jubilee

At a small family gathering in one of the bungalows in Green Gate Close, Bolton. Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison, two well-known residents, will on Sunday celebrate their Golden Wedding. They were married at Conisbrough Parish Church.

As honorary member of Conisbrough Fire Brigade, Mr. Harrison, who is 76, was born in Conisbrough, and started work as a fitter at Denaby and Cadeby Collieries. While working at the pit he joined Conisbrough Fire Brigade and served for 13 ½ years.

On one memorable occasion Mr. Harrison went with the fire brigade to a large fire at the old “Star Inn,” Conisbrough. A servant girl was trapped in. a downstairs room and Mr. Harrison went into the room and carried her out of the blazing building. Unfortunately, the girl died a few minutes after she was carried safety.