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Page last updated: 10 January 2016 Control Room Log Books Page last updated: 10/01/2016
The Log Books operated during the 1960's (and before) through to the mid 1970's were a Daily record of what went on in the Fire Station and it was expected that any member of the brigade (local or other) entering the premises would sign on and off. However, the main use was to record the details of turnouts to Fires and Drill Night training and to record attendance at both. None the less, the records also indicate the dedication of time the members of the brigade spent in daily commitment and service to the community.
The Log Books available cover the years from April 1962 through to  1st June 1974 after which time the Log Books were discontinued. These are shown below and are held in PDF format and can be downloaded - an example page is displayed below. The pages are all in date order within the year indicated so searching through the PDF for specific dates is straight forward. You will note that the file sizes are fairly large so their download time will obviously vary according to your band width and line conditions at the time!
Log Book Period by date No of Pages File Size
April - December 1962 60 9,830 KB
January - December 1963 95 13,300 KB
January - December 1964 99 13,640 KB
January - December 1965 90 12,770 KB
January - December 1966 81 11,545 KB
January - December 1967 85 11,920 KB
January - December 1968 88 12,426 KB
January - December 1969 99 13,665 KB
January - December 1970 93 12,493 KB
January - December 1971 90 12,189 KB
January - December 1972 78 10,470 KB
January - December 1973 75 9,937 KB
January - June 1974 45 6,449 KB
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With appreciation to Brian Rochester, ex Sawbridgeworth Leading Fireman, who ensured the retention of these Log Books!
Log Book Cover(s)
(Challenge© Ref. No. 8585 Foolscap size)
Example Log Book Page - Click to view

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