Monthly Archives: October 2013

Visit to LW Vass Ltd

The LW Vass premises of Ampthill are a true treasure-trove of fire equipment, and Peter is very helpful. He opened especially for us this Saturday morning for us to peruse the goodies recovered from the closure of Williamsons of Oldham. … Continue reading

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Papplewick this weekend

We are planning to take the K2 with the Beresford Stork trailer pump for the weekend, and the mobile canteen just for Saturday. We will have a fairly small crew, and will be portraying an NFS training session, with ladder … Continue reading

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Fordson 7V ‘GGN802’ post-war history discovered

I recently had a call from Bruce Hoad, a firefighter with East Sussex Fire and Rescue saying he had seen a photograph of our Pump Escape at Uckfield Fire Station in the 1950s.     A bit more research led … Continue reading

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Photos from Kelham Island

Here are some photos kindly sent by Smilyan Pavlov.

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Status of the equipment – planned winter work

Vehicles Austin K2 ATV – Runs well, but would benefit from some cosmetics, such as a complete repaint (!), attention to LH front wing, rear trim strip. Austin K4 TL – Runs well, but fuel tank send unit is out … Continue reading

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A new manual pump

We recently purchased a cast iron two-man manual pump, which looked like a fairly simple restoration, and indeed it was. Just needs suction hose and delivery valve to complete.

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