CAMPAIGN BY 89-YEAR-OLD BUYS BRIGADE NEW TANKER

A story in the Bush Fire Council of New South Wales “Sitrep” Bulletin of 1976

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The Patonga Tanker

The story highlights the work of Mrs Walter ALLSOPP of Patonga who over a period of time collecting donations from visitors and tourists to benefit the Bush Fire Brigade. Accordingly to the article she raised over $800 for the fire shed to be built and a further $2,000 to buy the Bedford  tanker (pictured).
Work on the fire shed and the tanker was done by members of the brigade headed by the Captain, Doug Allsopp, Mrs Allsopp’s son.

For the full story click on the link https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-580717638/view?sectionId=nla.obj-587814025&searchTerm=Patonga&partId=nla.obj-580736942#page/n42/mode/1up/search/Patonga

Officers of the Bush Fire Council inspecting the vehicle.

2 Replies to “CAMPAIGN BY 89-YEAR-OLD BUYS BRIGADE NEW TANKER”

  1. I came across this article while researching my family tree. Walter Allsopp was my grandfather’s uncle and his wife Miriam and son Douglas are mentioned in letters he wrote to my grandfather in 1954 and 1961, describing their life in Patonga. My grandfather was George Allsopp of Carcroft near Doncaster in Yorkshire. I would love to hear from any members of the family who may read this comment.

    1. We also have a Facebook page and if it’s okay I would like to post your request for contacts. I won’t give out your details but ask for them to contact us so we can pass their details on to you.

      By the way where are you residing – In the U.K.??

      Brett & Jennifer

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