NEXT Tuesday, April 9th, 5 p.m. Hamden Elks' Lodge
175 School Street Menu: Sausage & Pepper subs with spaghetti on the side - $6.00
Agenda: A by-law proposal to hold the quarterly meetings in the usual months
on the second Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday on a rotating basis.
May 1954 - Firefighter John O'Hare working a non-Hamden pumper at fire school (Photo courtesy of Local 2687)
65 Years Ago
Flooded Hamden Homes
HFD's Wartime "Blitzbuggies" Pressed Into Service
The Hamden Chronicle - April 8, 1948 (Courtesy of the Hamden Historical Society)
Arcadia Street - April 3, 1948 (I.A. Sneiderman photo courtesy of the Hamden Historical Society)
50 Years Ago
32 Lee Street
Wednesday, April 3, 1963
Originally posted three years ago, we are recycling this story on the 50th anniversary of the fire.
(CLICK on the photo for the original posting)
Yep, that was him!
Recruit Firefighter Leddy - 1941
Lieut. V. Paul Leddy - 1949
Chief V. Paul Leddy - 1968
Several years ago HFRA member Paul Wetmore, who served as chief of the department from 1993 to 1996, found some photos (c. 1941) of early career firefighters among his dad's memorabilia. Clem Wetmore, Paul's dad, served as Supt. of Alarms and Appparatus from 1941 until his retirement in 1968. Among Clem's photos was this one (far left) of recruit firefighter V. Paul Leddy, who served as chief of the department from 1960 until his 1984 retirement.