Sadly, the Derby Emergency Services Show is cancelled, as the grounds at Elvaston Castle are already waterlogged, with a lot more rain forecast over the next week.
That is a real shame, and completely gutting for all those who have put in so much work to organise it, and it means that the green vehicles won’t get much of a run this year.
There is a small upside, though, in that we will now be able to spend the whole weekend at the Great Central Railway 1940s weekend based at Quorn Station.
Because of space considerations, we won’t know till we get there on the Friday how much space there will be, and whether a full-scale air raid is practical. However, we certainly will be doing a small air raid, in which a young girl in the crowd just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and gets hit by a piece of shrapnel from a bomb dropped by a lone raider. If we can run a pump, we certainly will. The Turntable Ladder will be demonstrated.