ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum

- 13/08/2015

Taking the place of a mannequin wearing ARP 41 overalls from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children

This scene depicts the various uniforms worn by Air Raid Precautions Wardens in the second world war. The purpose of the ARP wardens was to protect civilians from the danger of air-raids. The Wardens would patrol the streets during blackout and to ensure that no light was visible. If a light was spotted, the warden would alert the person/people responsible by shouting something like "Put that light out!" or "Cover that window!".

The uniform originally consisted of blue boilersuit type overalls with a red ARP logo and arm band, but was change to dark blue tunic and trousers. The wardens wore a round steel helmet with a white "W" on the front and back. The "R" on the helmets shown here signified "Rescue".

mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a mannequin wearing an ARP uniform from the second war during a Family Fun Day at the Essex Fire museum to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
ARP Warden Uniform Exhibit At The Essex Fire Museum
mannequin-man performming as a Museum Dummy: Taking the place of a couple of the Essex Fire Museum's mannequins for the day to the amusement of the visiting children for Essex Fire Museum on 13/08/2015
Family Fun Day at Essex Fire Museum

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