Monthly Archives: May 1975

May 1975

‘Uncles’ all gone

May 27th, 1975|

By Sam McLeod of The Free Press

Many a fond memory is all that’s left to reflect upon for five-year-old Mary Rogers and hundreds of other children who lived in the Bruce Street area of London.  Monday, the fire station closed the doors and the men moved to the new Westmount station.  Over the years […]

Anti-vandal device

May 27th, 1975|

The new No. 3 firehall on Commissioners Road near Wonderland Road won’t be opening for another month.

London lawyer, 74, dies in fire

May 20th, 1975|

Gerald M. Purcell, 74, a London lawyer died of smoke inhalation Saturday in a fire in his seventh-storey apartment at 396 Queens Avenue.

City firefighter burned rescuing trapped woman

May 20th, 1975|

London firefighter Jack Garfat saved the life of a Grace Street woman early today and was badly burned himself.

Diary of truck crash

May 19th, 1975|

Many involved in highway drama
Diary of truck crash: 10:25 p.m., May 16

At 10:24 p.m., Friday, Muhammad Ali and Ron Lyle were waltzing in a Las Vegas boxing ring, attendants at Thames Valley Ambulance in London were watching on their color television set, fire fighters at the central firehall were settling in for another overnight […]

Truck was first in

May 7th, 1975|

An unusual photo in that it shown here pumping at a house fire sometime in the mid '70s. Truck 1 arrived first to the fire,which was on King St east of Adelaide. Engine 1 was returning from another alarm so Truck 1 hit the hydrant and laid lines.