Maintenance and Training weekend 30-31 July

We would like to invite our regular NFS firemen, and anyone who would like to see the collection and try their hand at hose, ladder and pump drill to come and join us at the farm on Saturday and Sunday 30-31 July.

We have hoses, branches and pumps to test, so there will be opportunities to have a go, and to learn and practice on these.

We have a backlog of sorting out and cataloging equipment, spares and other general ‘stuff’, including re-organising some of the longer-term parts to the more out-of-the-way spaces so that everything is more accessible.

The Mobile Canteen needs the roof painting, as well as a full paint inside.

The extending ladder on the Turntable is long overdue for sanding down and repainting. And there’s an engine to put back together, a gearbox and clutch to dismantle, and some interesting historical fittings to mount for display, as well as a load of leaky hose to be cut down, and refurbished as short lengths.

It would be great if a good number of people could come, as we would get so much more done than we can achieve on our own in evenings. Saturday night accomodation is available for anyone coming from further afield.

Please contact us if you are able to come, by email on, or message on our facebook page or telephone on 0115 9664215 (John) 0r 9664938 (David). We will then let you know times and directions.

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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