Who was the first British woman firefighter?


1976, the summer of record breaking temperatures and drought, saw Joy Langdon join the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

She was employed as a fire fighter for several years before becoming a nun and subsequently founding the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Club, a charity offering riding to children and young people with physical and learning disabilities.

In 2012, in recognition of her outstanding charitable work, Joy was selected as a London Olympics torch bearer.

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