Aug 25, 2019
FIREAWAY CLUB - AUGUST NEWSLETTER
Please receive the August edition of the Fireaway Club Newsletter.
The next social is scheduled for this coming Thursday, 29th August at 7:30pm in The Booking Office pub, I7 Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh. This is a Wetherspoon's pub ideally located at the entrance to Waverley station.
Socials are very relaxed, informal and held in the open bar area of the pub. With the festival now over the pub will be less busy and it should be a good turnout with some new members joining and a number of existing members indicating they will attend. All welcome.
A walk has been arranged for Tuesday, 17th September 2019 in the Pentland Hills from Nine Mile Burn to Flotterstone, via South Black Hill and Scald Law, followed by a pub lunch in the Flotterstone Inn. Details are as follows:-
10:00hrs - Meet carpark Flotterstone Inn (see link below for location)
10:30hrs - Walk, Nine Mile Burn at carpark to Flotterstone (approx 6/7 miles)
14:30hrs - Pub lunch Flotterstone Inn
All meet/park at Flotterstone Inn carpark 10:00hrs - we'll then shuttle everyone to Nine Mile Burn (minimum of two cars required to ensure car at Nine Mile burn can be picked up after walk)
Alternatively you can take the 101 bus (Stagecoach Edinburgh to Dumfries) which stops at both Flotterstone and Nine Mile Burn.
If you're interested please add your name to the thread on the Fireaway website messageboard or send an email to email@example.com This will give an indication on who's likely to attend on the day. The thread also allows for arrangements regarding car-sharing to be made.
Everyone welcome including non-members.
1) Sad news with the announcement of the death of retired colleague Derek Evans (aged 69) on Sunday, 23rd June, 2019. Derek joined Lothian & Borders Fire Brigade after leaving the RAF. He served most of his Fire Service career on Red Watch MacDonald Road.
A funeral service was held for Derek on Wednesday, 21st August at Pentland Chapel, Mortonhall Crematorium, Edinburgh.
2) Sad news with the announcement of the death of retired colleague David Holmes on Saturday, 6th July, 2019. David was Head of Admin and retired in the late 80's. A service to celebrate the life of David was held at the Congregational Church, Links Street, Musselburgh on Friday, 19th July, 2019.
FIREAWAY FACEBOOK GROUP:
The Facebook group page keeps growing with more people joining and more photos and videos been posted. The group, to which all Fireaway members and ex-LBFRS employees are welcome to join, can be accessed at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1648088992167580/ (Note you need to be a Facebook member and logged in to view the page)
The current membership now stands at 212. See the Latest News page on the website for the names of recently joined members.
Circulated Thursday, 24th October 2019