Bedford Green Goddess

Built: 1955

First Registered: Home Office

Owned: David Moore.

Recent work: Converted to LPG. Cylinder head fitted with new exhaust valves and guides. Bell replaced.

  • Newark Emergency Services Heritage Show 4-5 July July 1, 2015 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 take part in the vehicle parade (11:10 Sat, 15:00 Sun) and put our TL in ...
  • Newstead Abbey Fire Event 31 August August 31, 2014 The East Midlands branch of the FSPG brought together a number of historic fire engines to make an impressive display as part of the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue open day at Newstead Abbey. It was very interesting to compare modern and historic equipment side-by-side.     Share this:FacebookMoreTwitterGooglePinterestPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading...
  • Status of the equipment – planned winter work October 2, 2013 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 of calibration, fuel tank filler pipe leaks when tank is completely full, a couple of dents in ...
  • Lowdham Floods 23 July 2013 July 24, 2013 Following extreme rain on 23rd July, Lowdham suffered a number of flooded houses. Possibly more than an inch of rain fell in half an hour over wide areas of Nottinghamshire. Lowdham, Thurgarton and Southwell were badly affected. It was different to last time. Then we had prolonged rain that mean that the ground was waterlogged, the ...
  • Replacing the Goddess back axle December 27, 2012 Some of you will remember that the Goddess has been out-of-commission since the Welland Steam Rally, following an unsuccessful ‘tractor pull’, dragging a 17-ton sled with all four wheels spinning. This ended in the diff being trashed, and the vehicle returning on a low loader. A replacement axle was found, and delivered to the farm. That ...
  • The AFS at Welland Steam Rally 2012 October 2, 2012 So the dust has settled, and all the big toys are back to bed. We were a much smaller group than in previous years, although perhaps more focussed on the AFS, with no red or grey fire engines this year. In the end, the final line-up was: Three Green and one Yellow Goddess (Two goddesses arrived Friday ...
  • Welland Display, 21-23 Sept September 12, 2012 With the new dates being in school holidays, and John having already gone back to sea, it will be a slightly smaller AFS display than usual. Or to be precise, more focussed on AFS, without any red or grey appliances. We are still expecting four goddesses, and for the first time, one will be a ...
  • Operation Bridgett – building an AFS pipe bridge May 21, 2012 Rob Leese, who organised the event writes: Operation Bridgett achieved its 2 objectives of passing water across a reproduction aluminium pipe bridge, and to serve as a trial run for the Derby show. There were one or two challenges (euphemism for problems). Chris Lamb’s Dennis didn’t prime at all, and Dave Madden tinkered with the pump ...
  • Operation Bridgett at Mercia Marina, Sunday 20th May April 24, 2012 Our next outing is an AFS display to try out our new 6″ pipe bridge with water. The location will be Mercia Marina, Willington, just off the A38/A50 junction a few miles South of Derby. The objectives are: to demonstrate the use of 6″ hose and the pipe bridge To do a full practice for a similar display ...
  • Welland 2011 report and photos August 3, 2011 The Welland Steam Rally is a huge event. And for our demonstrations, as with all demonstrations, we need to practice. This is the second year we have been to Welland and so there is a core of experience, however there were some new faces in the team.  So some of the 35 or so participants ...

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