This Photograph was sent in by Eric Robert (Hen Gert)

from

Australia
 

 
Regarding the photo. of BCC 450 taken in Pendalar. The two silver cups on show are in my possession.  They were given to me for my fire brigade memorabilia collection by Mr. Frank Hitchinson, Chief Fire Officer of the Caernarvonshire Fire Brigade.    TOM HOLLAND ROBERTS
 

THE INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS BETTWS-Y-COED

Standing, Owen Owens, (Now Bach), Elfed Thomas, Jack Meredith, Hugh Roberts, Thomas Jones (Whitehorse), Alun Williams,
Eric Roberts (Hen Gert), U/K, Williams Roberts

Seated, Ted Walsh Elfed Jones Alfie Bohanna, Jim Parry, Tom Jones(Kings Head), Sam Jones Owen Jones (Hywel)

More information and a story sent in by Tom Holland Roberts

The fire engine is registration number BCC 450. This engine, shown below, is now preserved in Froncysyllte.  The fireman on the extreme right (standing) is William Roberts (Wil Bach Pen Mochyn).

I heard a very funny story regarding Wil Bach when I was stationed in Bangor years ago.  He used to take over the control room and Incident Book whenever there was a fire. One night there was a fire call to a chapel on fire in Rhosgadfan. When the fire was out Jim Parry sent a telephone  message back to the station stating "STOP (meaning the fire was under control) for the Welsh Calvanistic church, Rhosgadfan."  When Jim checked the Incident Book on his return he burst out laughing ~ Wil had entered the message as
"STOP for Welsh Galvanised church, Rhosgadfan"

 

Regarding the photo. of BCC 450 taken in Pendalar. The two silver cups on show are in my possession.
They were given to me for my fire brigade memorabilia collection by Mr. Frank Hitchinson, Chief Fire Officer
of the Caernarvonshire Fire Brigade.