Waldoboro Fire Department seek historic material for anniversary booklet
Waldoboro — In order to create an illustrated history of the Waldoboro Fire Department for the 175th anniversary celebration in August, local author Jean Lawrence and Waldoboro Fire Department historian Bill Maxwell, who have been researching materials for the past nine months, are requesting that Waldoboro residents share any significant photographs that they may have of events in which department members took part over the years.
Of particular interest would be a photo of the old Glidden Street Fire Department Headquarters (pre-1950), the old hose cart, and any photos of firemen’s musters, some of which were held at the cistern/reservoir beside the Baptist church on Dog Lane in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Care will be taken with any loaned material and it will be returned to the owner as soon as it can be scanned into the computer. Recognition of all firemen who have served in the department from its inception in 1838 to the present will be included in a special section in the history.
Since many early records have been lost, Maxwell and Lawrence urge any families whose relatives served in the department contact Maxwell at 631-7208 or the fire office at 832-2161 in order to add names to the list, by Feb. 6.
It is expected that the illustrated history/program booklet will become a collector’s item, so it is imperative that its contents be as complete as possible. Maxwell and Lawrence will be happy to include any other special photos or listen to special recollections that might help flesh out a more complete history of this very special organization.