He picked her up over his shoulder, and carried her fireman style to the bedroom.
On leaving the public schoolshe became in 1871 a locomotive fireman, and four years later took a position in a wholesale grocery.
He made his debut as the village's handsome fireman, and drew instant admiration from several of the local Hollyoaks ladies.
A former fireman, Golding's first professional success came in the 1990s with Challenge.
He started at nine years' old as an errand boy, but he soon passed into the service of the Great Western Railway Co., first as engine-cleaner, afterwards becoming fireman and engine-driver.