Themes

Emergency Services

Click the image to enlarge

John Henry Pearce, Station Officer, Helston Fire Brigade, about 1920

NumberHESFM:2002.7957
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1920. about
KeywordsEmergency Services Fire Helston People
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

Photographic postcard of Mr John Henry Pearce when he was the Station Officer of Helston Fire Brigade, about 1920. John, a former clerk to the Penrose Estate, was born in 1880 and was known as "Gi" (short for giant) because of his small stature as a boy. He died in 1949 and his helmet, epaulettes and whistle are on display in the museum (HESFM:1993.6059, HESFM:1993.6060 and HESFM:1993.6061).