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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.

Some very poignant photos from the Blitz

Many thanks to Helen Crowfoot for drawing our attention to these: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3308483

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If you organise a 1940s event, you may like to have a look at our new page, at the bottom of the ‘About Us’ menu, or here: nfs-afs.org.uk/about/info-for-organisers/ I wouldn’t look at the casualty folder of photos just before a meal!

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Foam testing

John and David went down to the farm to try out the foam branches. Armed with a few bottles of Aldi’s finest washing up liquid (about 30p a bottle), we got out the Beresford, connected suction to the test tank, … Continue reading

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Austin K2 for sale

Occasionally we get asked if we know of any WW2 appliances for sale. Today we do. Here is a K2 for sale, with an asking price of £7,000, which we feel is a bit steep. In fact, very steep for … Continue reading

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Photos from Papplewick Pumping Station

A small group took the K2 and Dennis pump, together with a Beresford Stork pump, and the Mobile Canteen. We informed the public about the dangers of the incendiary bomb, and then demonstrated the power of the pumps, running a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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1940s Festival at Woodhall Spa

Back home from another successful, safe and enjoyable scenario at Woodhall Spa. We took part in the display ‘The Eagle has Landed’ in which German airmen dressed as Polish paratroopers attempted to capture Churchill. A number of our regular ‘Bloody … Continue reading

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Air Raid at Quorn Station, GCR 4th-5th June 2016 – instructions for reenactors

The display will be at 1:10pm on Saturday and Sunday in Quorn Yard in the space between the Goods Shed and Marquee. Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, LE12 8AG. The detail of the scenario is here. Please look at the … Continue reading

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Photos from the Newark 75th Anniversary Commemoration

This gallery contains 29 photos.

Some photos from Timothy Rogers.

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Newark Advertiser photos

In preparation for the Commemorative re-enactment of the Newark Air Raid, the Newark Advertiser came down to our storage facility to take some publicity photos. As it happens, a building had just been demolished, so we had the perfect backdrop. … Continue reading

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