Harwich Museum

Harwich Fire Brigade

At the turn of the century Harwich Fire Station was at the rear of the Three Cups Hotel with equipment consisting of a Shand Mason steam pump and a second smaller pump. The press commented: ‘The spectacle of a messenger running off to summon the brigade of 16, from 16 separate homes, is sure not more ridiculous than the old pump which, once working, won’t throw enough water to draw a fly a few yards.’ 


Illustrated Talk on Harwich Fire Brigade by Terry McBurney 


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