Category Archives: Dennis No2 TA Trailer Pump

About the use and restoration of the Dennis No2 TA Trailer Pump

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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Newark Emergency Services Heritage Show 4-5 July

We are down to do a Wartime NFS display at 12:00 and a Cold War AFS display at 15:30 on Saturday, but on Sunday the times are AFS at 10:00 and NFS immediately following at 10:40. We also hope to … Continue reading

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On the Home Front at Rufford Abbey, 27/28 September

The NFS & AFS Vehicles Group are again staging a major air raid on the old abbey buildings, with sirens, V1¬†approaching, ARP clearing the street, ¬†a single big explosion, civilians evacuated by ARP, the NFS tackling the fire, WVS assisting … Continue reading

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Retford War weekend, 9-10 August

We are taking the Turntable Ladder, the K2 and a couple of pumps – the Large Dennis, and the Beresford Stork, as well as the Mobile Canteen. On Saturday, we will be doing pumping demonstrations and training, and hope to … Continue reading

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Progress on the London Dennis No 2 pump

We have been gradually stripping down the pump, recovering anything that is salvageable as spares, and preparing the engine for scrap. It is a real shame, as it looks like the engine was fully overhauled only a few working hours … Continue reading

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Winter maintenance on Beresford and new Dennis

The starter motors of both Dennis pumps have been overhauled by Whyatt & Sons in Stapleford. A nice job at a fair price. As soon as the paint dries, we will try them out. Meanwhile, I did source a set … Continue reading

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The New Dennis No2 Trailer pump

We have just acquired a new pump. New to us, and new (1944) relative to the old (1938) one. Although the old one has run well, and has had quite a lot of money spent on it, it still boils … Continue reading

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Repairs to Dennis No2 Cylinder Head

Over the last few years, a crack has appeared across the top of the cylinder head, and it wept a little water when it was running. Clearly not good, and eventually something needed to be done. A couple of weeks … Continue reading

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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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Air Raid at Rufford Abbey 31 Aug-1 Sept

It is now less than 2 weeks to go, and we are starting to make plans for the air raid. We are looking for people to take part – we all had such a good time both last year, and … Continue reading

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