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Violet Hields

Violet Hields

VIOLET HIELDS

Leading Firewoman

National Fire Service No.810077

4th December 1941 to 17th July 1945

Married to Harry Hields, Chief Engineer at Gipton Fire Station in 1937

Violet born into a family of miners with 12 siblings, started working at the age of 13 and  her first job was at Collinsons Restaurant as a waitress and then she moved to the shoe trade.

Renowned for her great sense of humour and ability to mimic, Violet sadly retired from the fire service due to illness and the stresses that is the daily life of the firefighter.

 

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