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Registered at the Post Office as a Newspaper Est. 1893
INCORPORATED WITH THE CONGLETON AND MACCLESFIELD MERCURY
THURSDAY, 15th JULY, 2010.
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Injured soldier thanks town Readers'ViewsPages21-25
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Congleton’s High Street was awash with a sea of people on Saturday when the carnival came to town. For a full report and a picture special, turn to pages 26-29. (“Chronicle” photo. 2813t/10).
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fighters for his heroic deed.
At the time, Congleton firefighters were keen to honour Mr Walmsley for his selfless actions. Firefighter Keith Pick said: “Undoubtedly his actions saved their lives, there is no way they could have got out another way.”
Since 14th May the identity of the have-a-go hero had remained a mystery — despite a back page appeal for information in the “Chronicle”.
But when Gary Walmsley, (49), popped into Green Island chip shop for lunch last week, staff recognised him and told him he was a wanted man.
And on Tuesday, the rescue was commended by town fire
On Tuesday, Mr Walmsley, who is currently working in Congleton with construction company Morgan Sindall, recalled the events on the morning of the blaze. He revealed that not only did he save the couple’s lives but he also averted a massive explosion: “I was going to work, working on Mill Lane gas works at about five past seven, when I saw some smoke coming out of the top bedroom window, and being the nosy git that I am, I stopped. • —Turn to back page.
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