Popular Amington resident to get fire engine escort for funeral cortege



FIRE engines and crew members have stepped forward to give a former firefighter from Amington the send off that he desired – by escorting the funeral cortege on his final journey.
Ashley 'Tommy' Atkins, of Repington Road North, joined the Merchant Navy until 1949, before clocking up 30 years service during his time with the Birmingham Fire and Ambulance Service, now known as the West Midlands Fire Service.
The 89-year-old was unfortunately diagnosed with lung cancer in January and died on July 6.
Linda Law, Ashley's daughter, said: "Dad worked as a firefighter for West Midlands before... read more

 
28 July 2017 in Regional West, Views: 36
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