Annie Mary Simmons (Stafford) (1867 - 1953)

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Birthplace: Enfield, Greater London, United Kingdom
Death: Died
Managed by: Julia Allen
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About Annie Mary Simmons (Stafford)

Annie Mary Simmons and her husband Thomas married September 27, 1885, when she was 18. They lived at the Fire Station in Farringdon Road in Clerkenwell, Central London and at least one of their children was born there. Thomas served in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), which later became the London Fire Brigade, from 1882 until 1910.

Firefighters no longer live at the station: "Three floors of the historic Clerkenwell fire station, the oldest working station in Europe have been lying empty for over fifty years. The space was once well-kept family accommodation for the stations’ firefighters. Now yellowing clown-covered wallpaper peels on the walls of what was once a child’s bedroom and plastic crates litter the floor of an old firefighter’s living room" says an article in 'Islington Now.'

"Local pigeons have made their home in the cracked porcelain sinks of the old laundry and industrial Victorian uniform dryer rusts in obscurity." According to the station's manager, "The top three [floors] are unoccupied now. They used to be for the fire fighters and their families. They would have lived here and worked here. They were working 100 hour shifts in those days."

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Annie Simmons's Timeline

1867
October 18, 1867
Enfield, Greater London, United Kingdom
1888
June, 1888
Age 20
Greater London, United Kingdom
1890
July 30, 1890
Age 22
United Kingdom
1892
October 28, 1892
Age 25
Enfield, Greater London, UK
1895
March 12, 1895
Age 27
Greater London, United Kingdom
1898
September 14, 1898
Age 30
Greater London, United Kingdom
1904
February 8, 1904
Age 36
Greater London, United Kingdom
1906
July 20, 1906
Age 38
Greater London, United Kingdom
1953
1953
Age 85
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