fire brigade

Fire Brigade Function

Valda Colwil second from left at Hastings Fire Brigade function

Fire Brigade Function 1952

Valda and Reg Colwill at Hastings Fire Brigade celebrations, 1952

Fire Brigade Function

Unknown people at Hastings Fire Brigade function

Fire Brigade Function

Reg Colwill and others at Hastings Fire Brigade function

Fire Brigade Function

Reg and Valda Colwill and others at Fire Brigade function

Fire Brigade Funeral

Fireman’s funeral at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Market Street, Hastings
Coffin carried by firemen in uniform
Dennis fire engine number plate H6.073

[Samuel Thomas Tong died in 1934 so possibly his funeral]

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church was designed by CT Natusch and built in wood on a cement base by JJ Payne to seat 266 at ground level and 108 in galleries. Opened 7 October 1906, it has a 105 foot spire which came down in the 1931 earthquake.

Fire Brigade Funeral Procession

Fire brigade funeral procession

Fire Brigade Funeral Procession

Fire brigade funeral procession

Fire Brigade Funeral Procession

Fireman’s funeral procession, led by Dennis fire engine number plate 56.875, Heretaunga Street, Hastings; Grand Hotel on left

Signs on buildings –

“BAKER
HIGH CLASS
PASTRY COOK
CARR’S

JOHN CARR
PASTRYCOOK

COMMERCIAL BANK AUSTRALIA LTD.

ECONOMIC […] BELL

LAND & HEIGHWAY”

Fire Brigade Group

Fire brigade group with pump and dog, outside fire station

Fire Brigade Group 1936

Fire Brigade group, taken at demonstration competition, Easter 1936

Some members are in the Havelock North Fire Brigade photo

Fire Brigade Hastings

Taken in front of Smith & McHutchon, Blacksmiths, Wheelwrights & Coachbuilders

Hastings Fire Board’s 1924 Dennis Engine

Fire Brigade Hastings

Photo caption – “The Hastings Volunteer Fire Brigade proudly paraded their new Shand Mason Steamer and other equipment (including messengers’ bicycles) at the intersection of Heretaunga Street and Market Street about 1900. Ironically, most of the buildings in this picture were later destroyed by fire.”

Signs on buildings –

“BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES

CAFE MEALS

MADDISON & CO.”

Fire Brigade Personnel

Hastings Fire Brigade personnel – Reg Colwill third from right

Fire Engine

Bedford fire engine, number plate EM8102, Command vehicle

Fire Engine

Hastings Fire Board engine Number 2

Fire Engine

Waipulurau Fire Board engine, number plate EM3518

Fire Engine

Hastings Fire Board engine, Haumoana District, Karrier, number 31

Number plate X3781

Fire Engine

Whakatu Fire Brigade engine

Fire Engine

Hastings Fire Board engine