70th Anniversary of Nottingham Blitz

In May 2011, we were invited take part in events that commemorated the 70th anniversary of the blitz on Nottingham on 7th and 8th May 1941.

  • The Princess Royal unveils the Memorial to Nottinghamshire Firefighters May 10, 2013 lowdhamstationThe memorial is to all firemen, ARP wardens, Civil Defence, Fire Watchers and more recent Firefighters from Nottinghamshire who died in the line of duty. Obviously most died during WW2, but there were a few since. I had been invited to take the K4 Turntable Ladder, to represent Wartime Firefighting. Additionally, there was the 1953 Leyland ...
  • The Princess Royal to unveil the new Notts Firefighters Memorial April 11, 2013 lowdhamstationRather excited about meeting the Princess Royal in a few weeks time. I have been invited to represent the wartime National Fire Service on the guard of honour, and to provide a wartime Turntable Ladder as one of the three vintage fire engines at the event. The Turntable Ladder was chosen because in 72 years ago ...
  • NFS display at Nottingham mentioned in NFRS magazine July 3, 2011 lowdhamstationOur display at Nottingham Central Fire Station in May got a good mention in the summer edition of ‘Response’, the quarterly magazine of the Notts Fire and Rescue service. See page 10 of www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Documents/Response_Summer_2011.pdf Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading...
  • Firefighters Memorial Appeal committee meeting June 14, 2011 lowdhamstationI have just got back from the Notts Firefighters Memorial Appeal committee meeting, and a number of interesting things arose: Feedback from the Nottingham Open Day was extremely good. The Lord Mayor apparently said that of all the events he had attended in his year of office, this was the best, so he obviously didn’t mind ...
  • More photos of Nottingham – Designcat May 20, 2011 lowdhamstationThese lovely photos were taken by Julie Green, of Designcat Photography, and are reproduced here with permission. Copyright rests with Designcat.   Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading...
  • Article for FSPG magazine May 16, 2011 lowdhamstation1940s Open Day in Nottingham An air raid siren sounded in the centre of a busy city centre on a Saturday morning, in the Old Market Square with shoppers passing by. It was Nottingham on Saturday 7th May, exactly 70 years since the major blitz when 160 people lost their lives, and 4,500 houses were damaged or ...
  • Article in Nottingham Evening Post, 9th May May 9, 2011 lowdhamstationhttp://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/Nottingham-remembers-Blitz-70-years/article-3534091-detail/article.html Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading...
  • Photos of NFS at Nottingham Fire Station Open Day May 8, 2011 lowdhamstationThe photos on this page are from David and Frances Moore, Dan Walker, Rob Leese. Many thanks. The video was taken by firefighter John Adams from the top of the Aerial Platform. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEupoxmgiDg   Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading...
  • Article in Newark Advertiser May 7, 2011 lowdhamstationhttp://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/view.asp?id=71cf7eed-c7aa-102e-a160-5245621c65a9 Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading...
  • Saturday Timings for Old Market Square display May 6, 2011 lowdhamstation09:00 Re-enactors arrive at Central Fire Station 09:15 Briefing 09:30 Ensure everything is ready 09:45 Doors open to public 09:50 Air raid siren sounds in Fire Station – crews on alert 09:55 Bells go down – all vehicles turn out. Red appliance leads, then K2+TP, K4 TL, Fordson EC, Ambulances. 09:57 Soundtrack starts at Council House 10:00 Convoy pauses in King Street. Bombed-out ...

 

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