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Posted on September 26, 2012 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (8)


5 way valve

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Can anyone remember the sequence of the old 5-way valve?

I think I'm getting old.....

John Stead

Car boot sales in Glasgow

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Car boot sales in Glasgow Find on CarBootSaleScotland used cars, second hand clothes, books and other goods for sale in Glasgow. Post your free ads in Glasgow on Glasgow online car boot sale. Car boot sales in Glasgow, second hand used sales and classifieds free ads in Glasgow, CarBootSaleScotland - Glasgow car boot sales online.

Request for any photographs of NWB415K

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (6)

Hello there, my name is Tim Ansell and i am currently the voluntary Brigade Photographer for the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. What i am after is any information or even better any images of an ex South Yorkshire Dennis F108 Water Ladder reg no- NWB415K. This was one of a batch of 5 or 6,but,was the only roller shuttered one out of the batch. They had side mounted pumps also.

Hopefully someone out there can help me. Any costs would be covered obviously. I know its ...

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1960's Nelson St 40 Pump Mill Fire.

Posted on March 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (4)


Was talking to a retired officer recently and he said that the largest fire he ever attended from 1962 - 1988 was the Nelson St Bfd Mill fire a 40 pump blaze !!

Details on it are 'Sketchy' don't have any photos or other info on it.

I pressume it was at the bottom end (Bridge st) end where it was ?

I know of other more recent large Mill fires on and around Nelson st.

What a sight 40 pumps + 6 TL's must have been !!

I think that may be in front of Allied...

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Posted on March 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (5)

I was looking fire appliance pictures on flickr and came across a colour one of DWY745H,a white HP.Details with the picture say it was a West Riding appliance,and the photo was taken in 1970 at Birkenshaw.Does anybody know anything about its history or which fire stations it operated from.Ihave checked all my W.Yorks fleetlists and cannot find it mebtioned.Graham.

Jack Parker Fire Officer

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (6)

Hi i am new to all this

Jack Parker was my Grandad, the anniversary of his death has just gone when he passed away when i was 1 so im posting this to see if there is any pics or stories that people know of as i would like to find out alittle bit more about career


Low Moor Medal

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (2)

A Bradford Fire Brigade APFBO  Meritorious Service Medal awarded to Supt.Forbes following the Low Moor explosion was sold on ebay this week for £1.232.12.

Blast from the past

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Hi Mark


Long time since i heard from you.  Hope you are well.


The fire at Oakroyd Dyeing on Thornton Road was another incident which i attended.


This fire began as a turnout with one pump to a reported skip on fire.  It verty quickly escalated to fifteen pumps and a large building fire.  Red watch were there all night and also the following night.

The blast from the past series is excellent and brings back many memo...

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Blast From The Past Images

Posted on October 23, 2011 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Graham,

I am just asking if you can possibly keep the past few weeks Blast from the past images on a page for future reference.

Enjoyed the old photos.


Mark Elliot.


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