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It Was Ever So (hand made single)
It Was Ever So
We've a very limited run of hand made 7“ vinyl of our new single "It Was Ever So".
The song explores vocation and identity; it’s about the men and women who lost their jobs when London’s oldest fire station was closed in 2014. We’re releasing it on May the 4th to coincide with International Firefighters’ Day.
‘I remember vividly the day Clerkenwell fire station closed, along with nine others in London, including my own at Kingsland. The sadness we all felt that day as we walked out of the doors for the last time is something that has stayed with all of us.
Sadly, that day represents just one part of the wider attack on firefighters and the services they work in. Not only have fire stations closed, but we have over 11,000 fewer firefighters than we did almost a decade ago, and fire and rescue service funding has been cut dramatically, too.
It Was Ever So’ is a song that manages to capture not only the grief felt by firefighters as their stations closed, but also the unwavering pride they have in their profession – a sense of pride that cannot be taken away from those taking great risks for to keep their communities safe.’
Matt Wrack ( General Secretary FBU)