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Guarding the Fire Engine

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

Way back last summer we visited Kedleston Hall near Derby and found a WWII weekend on.  I was quite amused by thse two couples who spent ages sitting in front of the old fire engine as if trying to stop anyone driving it away. If there are any fire engine fans among us perhaps you could enlighten us with further details regarding the vehicle. I thought the link below is quite amusing for fire engine fans!

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Guarding the Fire Engine

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

Way back last summer we visited Kedleston Hall near Derby and found a WWII weekend on.  I was quite amused by thse two couples who spent ages sitting in front of the old fire engine as if trying to stop anyone driving it away. If there are any fire engine fans among us perhaps you could enlighten us with further details regarding the vehicle. I thought the link below is quite amusing for fire engine fans!

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comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Jan 2010, 02:39
This is a gorgeous veteran fire-truck, Brian, and you have presented it well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2010, 07:08
I remember ;'em like this Brian - when they had bells!
Brian Walbey: Thise were the days Chris, and they sometimes towed a little pumping trailer behind as well.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 20 Jan 2010, 07:23
Grand old fire truck Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Tony, thanks for your comment.
Good photo, looks an interesting vehicle. Perhaps they were there to answer questions about it.
Brian Walbey: They might have been Sheila, I never thought of that.
Nice pic, Brian - at first I thought they'd converted it to a caravan!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, I never thought of that smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2010, 10:49
What a brilliant shape - I love the sleek curves. The people look very incongruous sat there in their modern day leisure wear! Yesterday I went to the London Transport Museum and it was wonderful to see all the old modes of transport - buses, trains and trams, all buffed up and shining and full of wonderful detail.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I like the shape as well. I haven't been to LTM for years, does this mean we might get a series on the museum taken from your own very imaginative perspective at some time.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Jan 2010, 11:02
You have captured grand looking truck
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
cool shot
what a classic piece of history!
Love it
Brian Walbey: It would have been nice to see it demonstrated Rob.
The fire engine has an unusual shape. It is antique I imagine.
Brian Walbey: I suspect it must be around the 50's or early 60's in origin Mary, sadly I can remember back that far smile
Great capture of this piece of collection Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
What a great fire engine, how they have changed, I am not suprised they are guarding it, it must be a treasure.
Brian Walbey: I would like to have seen it being demonstrated Linda but they didn't do that.
Was this type of fire engine used all over the country or just in the Nottinghamshire area, Brian?

It certainly is a unique looking
vehicle.
Brian Walbey: I don't really know anything much about the engine Beverly, I guess I might have seen one in my youth, a lot of years ago smile
Woh...Now we're going back a bit Brian. To think we thought they were marvelous machines. Nice one Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, I don't ever remember seeing one of these when I was a lad.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jan 2010, 13:57
I have never seen anything like that in my life, Brian! And I don't mean the couples. smile
Brian Walbey: I don't remember any engines like this either Ginnie.
I'm sure I had a dinky toy something like that ..... yummy.

richard
Brian Walbey: I seem to remember a Dinky like this Richard but I never had one myself. I still have almost the entire 1950's army range in boxes upstairs.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jan 2010, 16:42
I expect this this was all very hi-tech and whizzy in its time. The ladder looks more suited to present H & S requirements where no-one is allowed more than 3ft off the ground
Brian Walbey: Lol at your last bit Alan, you could well be right.
Oh what a lovely old fire engine that looks so friendly it made me smile.
Brian Walbey: It is quite a good looking one Chad, no bits sticking out here and there.
That fire engine has got character Brian.
Brian Walbey: A bit different than the modern ones certainly Janet.
Finley is a new one on me! I know nothing about fire engines but this one isn't very redgrin
Brian Walbey: I hadn't heard of Finlay, I thought it was a bit of fun.
Lovely capture Brian,the old girl is still in good shape,the fire engine that is !
Regards Jim
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jim, it would have been nice to see the engine being demonstrated, but it wasn't.
That's a fabulous fire engine Brian. Looks in very good condition too. I love the shape of it - was probably very streamlined and aerodynamic for the period
Brian Walbey: It is a nice shaped vehicle, unlike todays which seem to be all bits and pieces.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 9 Feb 2010, 10:51
Hi Brian

You win - your's is nicer than mine :-p
Brian Walbey: That's kind Brian, I wouldn't say better, just different.

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