C1 BANKHALL

In the early days of its existence, Kirkdale Station was more familiarly known as Bankhall.

Dennis F103 Emergency Tender 512CKA shortly after it passed to Merseyside.
Another picture of this appliance appears on the Hatton Garden page.
[Copyright photograph ~ D. Carville and reproduced with permission.]

Commer Marine Unit PCM663 was originally a Foam Tender with Birkenhead C.B.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis Pax IV Control Unit 3200KB was seen at the station, 19 August 1972.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F117 HPV was seen in the station yard, 19 August 1972.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F106 DKD928C began life as a pump before being converted to High Expansion Foam Unit in 1970.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Austin Tractor Unit JKD121D was seen in the station, 19 August 1972.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

Low-loader JKD121D was seen in the heart of the docks.
[Copyright picture ~ Merseyside Fire Museum and reproduced with permission.]

ERF PHP TKA322G was based here when photographed 2 September 1971.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

This 1981 pciture of Bankhall shows three different types of Water Ladder.
ERF LEM841R, Dennis RS TFY819V & Dennis R RLV31T

Emergency Tender Control Unit TTJ318V operated from 1980 - 1992.

Dennis RS TFY819V in the station.
[Copyright picture ~ N. Glover and reproduced with permission.]

Ford D XKB926W was the Hose Layer Water Unit.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Sister vehicle XKB927W was used as the Marine Pump Unit.
[Copyright picture ~ K. F. Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis DWM609Y from C1 subsequently became a F'HIRE vehicle.
It was seen in Chadderton, 18 July 2006.

Dennis F125 HPV A48HKC is seen hard at work, with the booms off 9750KF above.
[Copyright photograph ~ D. Carville and reproduced with permission.]

After a spell at Canning Place, Dennis Camiva Turntable Ladder B593NPL moved to Bankhall where it was seen 27 September 1993.
Another pictures of this appliance appears on the Canning Place page.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

This early picture of Dennis RS B919KWM clearly indicates where it was allocated.
[From the A. Daley collection and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis RS133 B919KWM in its later livery.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Ford Cargo Foam Tender B924KWM was seen in the fire station.
[From the A. Daley collection and reproduced with permission.]

One of the early prime movers is Merseyside was H654JKF, seen here with the Hose Layer Unit.
(NP collection ~ courtesy Adey Allison)

Prime Mover J256KWM was seen with the General Purpose Unit Pod opposite the station, 15 April 2007.
[Copyright picture ~ Keith Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Prime Mover K945OHF was also seen on the station forecourt, 26 February 2007.

Prime Mover K946OHF was seen at Royal Seaforth Dock, 1 March 2009.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

The Hazmat Unit was seen being utilised at a Chemical Incident in Huyton, 4 October 2007.
[Copyright picture ~ P. McLean and reproduced with permission.]

Prime Mover L38SFY with the Marine & Tunnel Firefighting Unit was seen 19 September 2009.
[Copyright picture ~ M. Eley and reproduced with permission.]

Emergency One bodied Dennis Sabre T663CCK was seen on the station forecourt, 26 February 2007.

Kirkdale's Scania DG02WFZ was seen in Campbeltown Road, Tranmere, after a major fire there, 13 April 2010.

The old fire station shortly before demolition, 3 Janauary 2011.

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