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The annual meeting of the Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade was held ©n February 3. Captain Barber presided over an attendance of 15 members. Correspondence was read and received fro mthe United Fire Brigade Association in reference... to sending delegates to the -Conference.—Captain. Barber was appointed delegate to represent the brigade at the annual conference to be held at Akaroa. The balance-sheet was read and showed expenditure as follows: —Secretary's salary 16 6s 3d, fire brigade plant insurance £3 17s, U.F.B. Association subscription £2 15s, boot monej £6 10s, delegates' expenses to conference £7, donation to relief funds £3 3s cost of honours £3 19s, uniform and repairs £4 17s 6d, horse hire £2 10s social allowance £20, extras to plant

and repairs £11 6s Id, lighting £8 10s 4d, amount paid oft' loan £57 10s, refund of donation to N0.2 account £2 2s, annual dinner and picnic (1912) £11 13s'6d, sundries £3 7s, bank 1 charges 12s 6d, balance at-bank £31 10s sd.

The liabilities were shown at £29 17s 6d, and the balance of "assets'over liabilities £1 12s lid.

The annual report was read as follows: —The total strength of the brigade was: one captain, two lieutenants, two foremen, engineer, assistant engineer, driver, 10 firemen, one and messenger. The brigdae was seven short of its total strength. There had been 16' practices and 16 meetings during the' year. There had, only been three fires' during the year, one in Hampstead and two in the--borough; The folowing werle the approximate values of the property endangered, insurances and losses by fire and water:—Value of property' endangered (with the exception of adjoining buildings) £6200; insurances on property £800, losses by [ire and water £25.

The report and balance-sheet were both adopted. . Captain Barber referred to the satisfactory wa yin which the brigade was now situated, and said he hoped the Brigade would continue to go on as it had done in the past year. The election of officers resulted as follows:-—Captain, Thomas Barber (reelected); Ist lieutenant, F. S. Nicholls; 2nd lieutenant, H. Johnston; Ist foreman, H. Sutherland; 2nd foreman, L. Kidd; secretary and treasurer, F. S. Nicholls; auditor, M rA. McClure; committee, Captain Barber, Lieutenant Nicholls, Lieutenant Johnston, Foreman Sutherland, Driver Gibson, Firemen K.'Glenie and J. Hepburn. Accounts were passed for payment.

: The evening was theii spent in games and. songs. i A ■''■,' m The brigade has decide dnot to hold the annual dinner asit had done in the past. ' -:--\ . ' it "'"'■■■ ': '!

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ASHBURTON VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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ASHBURTON VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8790, 10 February 1914

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