This Saturday saw members of the brigade tidying up the Churchyard in preparation for the Summer. Thanks have already been received from a grateful congregation.
Recognition should also go to Fireman Brown for organising and directing the working party. Photos follow…
With two games now under their belts, the GVFB Cricket season is now in full swing.
Last week saw the second leg of the match against “The Doctors”. Photos follow…
Following the success of last year, the GVFB were asked to man the “Fire Walker” obstacle. This year our involvement was to ensure that the fires were fed throughout the 2 days of the event.
Unfortunately we had to stop halfway through the Saturdays when there were fears that the wall between the jump and the water would collapse. Luckily this was repaired overnight and we were back stoking the fires early on the Sunday morning.
With no hesitation, Brigade Major Doran shows how it was supposed to be done. If you’re having trouble spotting him, he’s in brigade fleece and fire helmet!
It is with great excitement and pride that I can announce the re-launch of gvfb.org! Many hours of dedicated work on other projects have left me little time to work on this one, but I do hope you appreciate it nonetheless.
“This time he’s really done it!”
I have tried to bring together the three main functions of the old site:
- The Brigade Calendar – essential reading for the active membership
- Latest News – always on the homepage so absent members can keep updated
- History and photos – a reminder of our former glory
As always, please keep feedback and comments to yourselves.
Fireman Harker, JME
The GVFB celebrated their 35th Anniversary on Saturday 13th April, 2013. Over 90 guests of brigade members past and present and their wives got together in the village hall to feast and drink to the last 35 years.
Fireman Andrew Hammond was installed as our new CO last night while the previous CO, Brigade Major Wilkinson, was ushered into his new role as IPCO.
The new CO’s instinct that brigade members’ loyalties could be bought with fine port was proven to be true, and a great night was had all around.
The residents of Bridge Street have been threatened by floods twice in November and were pleased to receive the support of the GVFB and other concerned citizens- to all of you that helped – thanks. Thanks also to the council for providing sand for sandbags and to the fire brigade for having a look at the drains. The CO apologies for poor dress sense in his appearance on Look East!
The CO and Mrs Co were honoured by the presence of over 25 firemen and their ladies. Many candle lit nights of preparation had turned the village hall in to an atmospheric baronial hall.
Thirteen brave firemen donned protective clothing ventured to Newton Field Centre, axes, torches, saws and wheelbarrows at the ready. They chopped, moved and burnt weeds, unwanted logs and gravel, proving that the Fire Brigade can also start fires.