February 1931: 75.(Looking back)

* FIRE for February 1931 cost 8d (3p) annual subscription was 9s 6d (47.2p).

* Chief Fred Cade of Bristol City Fire Brigade is voicing his concerns with regard to the very new practice of using chemicals within the food industry. Mr Cade highlights the colouring of fruit and meat to make it more presentable and pleasing to the eye. He notes that this has implications for the firefighter attending a fire in a building supposively containing purely foodstuffs but in fact containing chemicals alongside food stuffs. He also wonders whether such practices have implications for those consuming the food stuffs.

* A proposal is to be placed before the House of Commons to exempt Firemen in England and Wales from Jury Service. …

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