Rescue brigade

Dating from 1916, this photograph shows the Whitfield brigade during a training session outside the rescue station at Birchenwood colliery. Note the breathing apparatus strapped to the menís chest. (Left to right standing. G.Mountford; I.Beardmore; W.Clifford; A.Taylor; T.Green. seated. Chas.Clarke; H.J.Crofts.)

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