Monthly Archives: April 2011

Nottingham Open Day update

Two wartime ambulances, based at Papplewick, are coming for the weekend, and will be based in the Fire Station appliance room over the weekend. They will form part of the convoy to the Market Square, and will render first aid … Continue reading

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Easter weekend

Dan, James and Karina came over, and we tested the Turntable Ladder. There were just two problems in all the testing – the engine was under-performing, to the extent that it would sometimes hardly run and also almost boiled on … Continue reading

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Press Release

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a firefighter in the Blitz? Or wished you could try out the wartime equipment yourself? Or would you be interested to see wartime firefighting pumps and vehicles in action? The … Continue reading

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K4 Turntable Ladder declared Safe

A couple of days ago, Neil Billings, who has maintained fire appliances for the last 41 years of his working life, came to have a look at it, and declared it to be safe. We started by looking at the … Continue reading

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Getting the Fordson home

We have recently acquired a 1941 Fordson ECU from Alan Patmore in Hertfordshire. Alan has owned it since the late 1970s, and restored it from the brink of destruction. It has a working escape ladder, (a Merryweather “War Pattern” escape) … Continue reading

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Fordson Details

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