Dec 15 2013
Further to an earlier visit to us on Sunday 27th October this year, today
very long serving BPMRT member Phil Lund, visited us at our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ, to continue his research in to the early history of Bowland Pennine MRT which formed in 1980, and its joint predecessor teams, Northern Rescue Organisation and South Ribble MRT.
Our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE has maintained over his time with the Bolton MRT a very extensive personal archive of the history of the Bolton MRT, from its formation in 1968 to the present day.
Included within this archive, aside from the obvious Incident Records, are also extensive training exercise records, with many newspaper clippings and photographs, and it was this information that Phil Lund visited to view, as it also contains many references to joint exercises and other activities with Bowland Pennine MRT.
At the end of his second fruitful visit, Phil Lund thanked our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE for allowing access to the Bolton MRT’s archives, leaving with a few more details of the history of Bowland Pennine MRT filled in.