- 1914-2022 (Creation)
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Research work on fire brigades in Breconshire, Radnorshire, Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire, collected by Keith Mills from a number of fellow researchers and comprising: original printed, typescript and manuscript circulars, reports, memoranda and correspondence created by the Breconshire and Radnorshire Joint Fire Brigade and the Home Office, 1942-1970, relating to the establishment of the brigade and the cessation of the National Fire Service, awards and commendations for firefighters, fire regulations, firefighting equipment and procedures, incidents involving the brigade, the maintenance of Brecon fire station, and rules concerning pensions and other financial matters; records created by authorities responsible for the fire service at Rhayader during the period 1935-1997 and collected by Clive Byewater, including inventories, regulations, guidelines, logs, correspondence and photographs relating to a wide range of the brigade's activities, as well as letters of thanks from members of the public, together with typescript notes by Keith Mills; copies (with some originals) of records and correspondence created by authorities responsible for and served by the fire service at Hay-on-Wye as well as associated contractors, and also press articles, collected by Alan Powell and relating to the brigade's activities during the period 1887-1967, notably administrative and financial matters as well as equipment and awards and the Evans family of firefighters, with a transcript of a press article and notes by Keith Mills; copies of photographs of personnel, equipment, documents, events and incidents relating to the Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire fire services between 1912 and the 1960s, especially the opening of fire stations, collected by Cyril Rogers and Gethin Davies, with notes by Cyril Rogers and Keith Mills, and related correspondence between Keith Mills and Gethin Davies; a manuscript minute book of the Aberystwyth Fire Brigade, 1914-1932, and a volume of notes about the brigade's history to 1941 [by Cyril Rogers]; original Home Office documents, 1941-[?1960s], and copies concerning National Fire Service inquiries, emergency measures, auxiliary firefighters, air raid precautions, displays and competitions; and correspondence between Keith Mills and various organisations regarding permissions relating to his research archive; also included is a list of some of the research material compiled by Keith Mills and dispersed throughout this archive.
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