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Memory Lane: Photos of the fire service in Diss and an appeal for help

MEMORY LANE: Can you help Diss Express reader Ray King? Do you know where and when these pictures were taken? Email editorial@dissexpress.co.uk ANL-140429-121816001

MEMORY LANE: Can you help Diss Express reader Ray King? Do you know where and when these pictures were taken? Email editorial@dissexpress.co.uk ANL-140429-121816001

Ray King is researching the history of the fire service in Diss.

He has scored a recent success when he was sent a selection of three photos of the fire service, which he is looking for more information on.

Two of the photos are at the old Roydon Road Diss football ground, partly where the TW Gaze sale yard now stands. One of the photos clearly shows the water tower in the background - still a feature of the area today, in Louie’s Lane.

Mr King, of Diss, said: “It must have been taken during the war by the type of helmets used. I don’t know who took them or what the occasion was.”

The third photo shows a wartime fire pump.

The man on the left is Sid Talbot but the others and the location are unknown.

Mr King said one suggestion was that it was at the back of The Crown pub at the top of St Nicholas Street near the old TW Gaze egg yard.

Can you help Mr King with any information about the pictures?

As part of his research, Mr King is still looking for photos and other information, particularly during the war, about the Diss fire service.

Contact the Diss Express on 01379 658002, email editorial@dissexpress.co.uk or write to Memory Lane, Diss Express, Norfolk and Suffolk House, Mere Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4AE.

 

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