Recent Events

A few weeks ago, we went to Castle Bytham Midsummer Fair, which had a 1940s theme. It was a nice day, despite the light rain, although we were short of crew. In the end, Michael and I did a training session with a couple of temporary NFS recruits filched (sorry borrowed) from the Civil Defenders, who portray Home Guard.

Castle Bytham Midsummer Fair

To help support local ventures, I took the TL into Lowdham School for their Summer Fair, and with the help of some of the teachers and fathers, got the ladder up. The fair had a 1940s theme, as the children of years 4 and 6 had been looking at the war in class. I have volunteered to go into the school for a single session to tell some stories of wartime firefighting before the imminent end of term.

Lowdham Primary School from the TL

Lowdham Primary School from the TL

And just today, on a visit to the Great Central Railway, I came across the Leicester Fire Museum stand with their lovely AFS Bikini Unit. Lovely to see it out and about, as they are gradually eliminating the mechanical gremlins

Bikini Unit from Leicester Fire Museum at Quorn Station

Bikini Unit from Leicester Fire Museum at Quorn Station

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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