This is a parting gift to those firefighters of time gone bye. It is fairly comprehensive, from a time long ago, to my retirement in 2004.
Further early days may be included when Mr. Howard Locksmith publishes a forthcoming book and he grants kind permission to add items that are relative to my resources.
Past newspapers have been researched to include important articles before the wide-ranging use of the camera. The later editions use the camera extensively, and here I have included the articles which accompany photos which also seem to be the most serious of incidents.
The photographer and the reporter are important to this site. Their names are included somewhere within where the story occurs. Some may be mixed in error because of the size of the site. E-mail me and I will endeavour to correct any such errors. E-mail with comments, constructive opinions and information or artifacts. firstname.lastname@example.org
Because the site is so extensive I have colour coded my sections. I am aware that this is not thought well in the eyes of Web Designers but I think it makes it easier for the surfer in this case.
Secondly I thank the Guardian for allowing the articles to be published. They are the owners of these articles. www.southwalesguardian.co.uk
Thirdly the Ammanford Library for allowing me to research the past papers and giving me valuable assistance. I'd like to thank those who contributed in Photos, Stories and their cherished Memories.
Last and not least, Hugh Gillings, for teaching and encouraging me in advanced web design during night school at the Ammanford Campus.
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Text, photographs, animations, graphics, data, etc. are subject to copyright, and are either the property of the creators, or used under license from the Webmaster.