Wednesday, July 7, 2010
After having installed the water pipes for the thirsty residents, the village of Dartacre could get on with pitting in place what had been planned all along - a fire station.
When Dartacre was a small village, people used to put out fires by stamping on them, filling buckets from the river, or catching themselves alight and rolling around in a carpet.
Many years have passed since then and the village has a number of very flamamble industries not to mention homes and fields. A major disaster was just one careless cigarette away.
A fire station was erected on the edge of Dartacre so to cover both villages of Dartacre and Dart River.
Residents were able to relax in peace, knowing full well that any careless mistake would be dealt with by the volunteer firemen and women and that they would no longer have to roll in their Axminsters, except for fun, of course.
Written by Dr Philip Younger at 11:08 PM