Dave McIntivey - Amusing anecdotes from a funny firefighter

Tue 14th March 2017 at 19.15 - 21.45

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We had a merry talk from Mr McIntivey, who told us about firefighting in Camden Town in the 60s. It started with an unexpected birth in the watch room and passed through murder, unexploded bombs, leaking canals, horsehair mattresses and dainty cups of tea in Buckingham Palace, and a whole menagerie of escaped animals. Goldie the golden eagle (I remember this from the news!) had a field day in Regents park eating the ducks, and Mr Mcintivey went out to help recapture her. Well, he said, it beats cleaning brass hose couplings in the basement. We learned that searchlights do not hypnotise eagles, whatever zoo keepers may say. Also ladders and ropes are ineffective in their capture. What ll, he said, it beats cleaning brass hose couplings in the basement. We learned that searchlights do not hypnotise eagles, whatever zoo keepers may say. Also ladders and ropes are ineffective in their capture. What is needed is a dead rabbit laced with knock out drops. We also learned that RSPCA officers are ace at catching monkeys and chimney pots in their nets, and getting concussed and bitten by both.is needed is a dead rabbit laced with knock out drops. We also learned that RSPCA officers are ace at catching monkeys and chimney pots in their nets, and getting concussed and bitten by both.

I had no idea that firefighting was so eventful. Obviously both useful and interesting.  A very entertaining time for us Rotarians. Woop!I had no idea that firefighting was so eventful. Obviously both useful and interesting. A very entertaining time for us Rotarians. Woop!


I had no idea that firefighting was so eventful. Obviously both useful and interesting. A very entertaining time for us Rotarians. Woop!



I had no idea that firefighting was so eventful. Obviously both useful and interesting. A very entertaining time for us Rotarians. Woop!