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2019: January to June

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There was no HLHG meeting in January.  Instead the Group came together to enjoy a belated New Year Celebration dinner at The Half Moon Inn, Sheepwash, on Wednesday, 30th January.  


Charles introduced Dennis Bater who gave an interesting illustrated talk entitled “Memories of a Retained Fireman”.

Dennis first joined the Fire Service in 1967 and served for 27 years during which time he attended a number of fires and incidents in and around the Hatherleigh area.  He relayed many interesting and humorous anecdotes and stories and reflected on how things have changed over the years, especially with regard to Health and Safety for the fire crews attending a thatch fire.  A very informative and enjoyable evening.

The evening closed with the usual refreshments

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