Item BCA - 2018.1478 - Chris Timms, choirboy, sailor and fireman

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BCA - 2018.1478


Chris Timms, choirboy, sailor and fireman


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pdf of 15 photographs

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Chris Timms aged 17 in 1943 wearing Royal Navy uniform in the picture. The sound recording was made on April 15th 2004 and Christ talks about his time in the Navy in a mine sweeper.
Chris Timms and friend Michael Hirons in Church View in 1933. No cars at all to be seen. The ditch is still open on the right with large stone slabs crossing it to each gateway.
Chris Timms' grandfather, Mr Henry Timms of Brize Norton.
Chris Timms, 2nd from left, on naval training, 1943.
Chris Timms on naval training. 4th from left, middle row.
Chris Timms as a Choir Boy, aged 17, in his grandmother's garden.
Chris Timms at a scout camp in Wales, the only time he saw the sea before he joined the Navy
Chris Timms on naval training, 1943. Middle row left.
Chris Timms, seated front. Fleet Club, Singapore 1943.
Church Choir, circa 1936. Arthur Beckley front standing on the right. Chris Timms seated centre front.
Damaged ship photographed by Chris Timms from his Minesweeper HMS Maened; near Aden.
Fire Brigade in 1981with the crew standing in front of the appliance at the fire station in Manor View
H.M.S. Maenad. The Minesweeper on which Chris Timms served. Here in dry dock in Singapore.
Singing carols outside on Boxing Day 1934. Chris Timms left, Arthur Beckley is third from the left. The Old Grammar School and St Mary The Virgin can be seen in the background
Wedding of Christopher G E Timms to Molly E Parslow in the April-June quarter 1954. Molly died in June 1993.

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