Roll of Honour gives pride of place to Eynsham’s firefighting heroes since the 1930s

Every firefighter who has served at Eynsham Fire Station since 1936 has been honoured on a new Roll of Honour that has now been unveiled.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Grahame Mitchell and Ex Sub Officer Patrick Evans unveiled the board in front of more than 200 invited guests. The Roll of Honour was put together following seven months of extensive research.

The event was funded by the sale of limited edition Roll of Honour t-shirts and generous donations by the current Eynsham crew. The unveiling was followed by a pig roast and get together and £890.95 was raised for the Fire Fighters Charity with a raffle and kind donations from the guests.

The board currently lists 96 firefighters and has space for the names of future firefighters that will join the crew.

Firefighter Colin Jacob who had the initial idea of producing the board said “When we embarked on this task Stuart and I never realised the work that would be involved and the sleepless nights we would have preparing this Roll of Honour. We are incredibly proud of the work and effort that the entire Eynsham crew has put into this to make this day so special for everyone involved”.

Patrick Evans, who served from 1956 until 1988 said: “I was a great honour to be asked to take part in the unveiling”

Eynsham Fire Station and others across the county are still actively looking for on-call firefighters and would like to hear from anybody interested in such a role.