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106 of 110  Fri 14th Feb 2020 12:34pm  
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On 1 April 1974 Coventry found itself part of the newly formed metropolitan county called 'West Midlands' so the fire brigade, police, ambulance, and buses all came under new management. This management structure was mostly dominated by people from Birmingham. No way were they going to have their fire engines painted in a colour called 'Coventry Fire Brigade Yellow'. In the same way our police cars started to look like those from Birmingham, and our buses also adopted the Birmingham livery.
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Helen F
107 of 110  Fri 14th Feb 2020 4:12pm  
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108 of 110  Fri 14th Feb 2020 6:59pm  
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I don't think so Helen. My memory is that in front of the fire engine were two young ladies in white long dresses with a sash with writing on it that both had, possibly holding a white or cold ribbon attached to the fire engine. I said 1943 as an estimate of my age at the time but it may have been 44 or even '45 as I would still be no more than six, my birthday coming in August. I wonder whether Anne could help with newspapers of the time? '45 could be more possible as war ended? Edited by member, 14th Feb 2020 7:00 pm
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Annewiggy
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109 of 110  Sat 15th Feb 2020 11:26am  
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Sorry Prof I can't find anything, looked all through the CET for the 1940's for anything to do with the fire station. The only thing I could find was August 1943 for the 2nd anniversary of the National Fire Service. There were demonstrations give on Poole Meadow and a procession of appliances and equipment and the fire station was open in the evening, which could have been what Kaga mentioned. Nothing about ladies in white dresses.
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Kaga simpson
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110 of 110  Sun 16th Feb 2020 10:54am  
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Annewiggy, Prof, I doubt you will, I was led to believe that all marches, meetings, etc., apart from military fire brigade, ambulances were banned for the duration of the war. I think strikes were also banned.
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