NFS at Staveley Armed Forces Weekend

The start of the parade from the town to the park.

The pump set in by the lake

Today the K2 and Trailer Pump featured in the Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association parade through the town down to Poolbrook Park where we were able to do a pumping display drawing water from the lake. I was assisted by a couple of stewards to get the suction set into the lake and a couple of ground monitors set up.

Every time we did a display, it started raining!

I have recently made a branch holder, based on the drawings on page 87 of Book 1 of the Manual of Firemanship. ‘The Auxiliary Fireman’ mentions that these can easily be made by a local blacksmith, as they are not exactly high-tech equipment. Today I had the first opportunity to test it, and it worked very satisfactorily. A cheap alternative to a Ground Monitor!

The new branch holder tried out for the first time

About lowdhamstation

I am a director of a small (and very technical) business, a committed Christian, a Reader (and preacher) in my local village church, husband to my dear Frances, am interested in heritage railways, and heritage fire engines. I currently run a group that displays wartime and early post-war fire engines at 1940s re-enacting events and steam engine rallies. O yes, and vintage cars and motorbikes, and we live in a Victorian railway station.
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