Fire in the Village 1970

and at the Lobster Smack Jetty

By John Ruffles

The night of the fire my wife and I were asleep in bed about 12.30am when our dog jumped on our bed barking like mad and woke us up. All we could see was flames lighting up our window from outside, we lived in a bungalow behind canvey cycles at the time, we jumped out of bed ran outside to see the hardware store across the road well and truly alight.

We phoned the fire brigade and they said there was no one available because the sea was alight and every engine in the area was busy. We insisted  one should come because there was fuel about explode. A small tender turned up and then got help we had a great time watching the firemen blasting all the paint tins of the shelves, so that was a night to remember.

 

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