Nottingham Open Day update

Two wartime ambulances, based at Papplewick, are coming for the weekend, and will be based in the Fire Station appliance room over the weekend. They will form part of the convoy to the Market Square, and will render first aid to the Mayor and Councillor who will be rescued from the bombed Council House. See the top two photos at

Two members of the WVS will provide tea and sandwiches (and a piece of chocolate in return for the empty tin mug) to the hard-pressed NFS firemen. A member of the Civil Defence, and a Police Officer will be around to assist. A bombed-out family will try to salvage what possessions they can from their home in their old pram.  The NFS fire crew is currently likely to consist of:

  • Rob Leese (driving K2 with Dennis Trailer Pump, Mayor rescue))
  • Dan Walker (driving Fordson Escape Carrier, branchman)
  • David Moore (driving Turnable Ladder)
  • Richard Townsley (Councillor rescue)
  • Peter Townsley (Pumpman)
  • James Walker (ladder monitor)
  • Dave Madden (hydrant, hoses, branch, etc)
  • Tony Martin (hydrant, hoses, branch, etc)
  • Pete Thomas (hydrant, hoses, branch, etc)
  • Ryan Clarke (not Sat am)
  • Chris Perkins (not Sat)

Richard and Rob will probably wear the breathing apparatus, and perform the rescue. Peter will man the pump, and David the TL. Dan to be branchman. James to man the monitor at the top of the ladder.

Other volunteers to give general assistance.

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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