In my last article, I pointed out that I’d received extra information on a couple of posts over the weekend – both on the Anglesey/sea question, and also on the Mine Rescue Team image shared by John Sale and Bill Mayo.
I posted a link to my article in the Cannock Facebook group, hoping someone might be able to help, and group member Jan Wilson thought she’d seen the image, or one very much like it, before. She went looking, and posted the image below:
Now, that’s not the same car (look at the roof, and apparent two-tone colour scheme of the original vehicle), and I don’t think it’s the same team, but I think it might be the same building in the background. It’s clearly a rescue team inaugurated at the same time as the one in the original image.
The image apparently comes from a 1935 book, ‘The Cannock Chase Jubilee Souvenir 1935’ which I know nothing about, other than it cost thruppence. Jan was good enough to take a photo of the cover for us, which I include below.
Thanks to Jan for taking the time out to expand this topic, and that really is a great image – these men were the pride of their communities, and deserve to be remembered.
Please feel free to add anything you can: you know the drill.