The old fire station which closed 21 March
The new fire station is on the land in the forefront of this picture.
Wilsdon bodied Bedford pump ECB440 was seen
when new in 1953.
[Copyright picture ~ Lancashire Evening Telegraph and reproduced with permission.]
A most welcome picture of Dennis F15 HCB500
undergoing restoration at Blackburn, 16 September 1984.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]
Two shots of Dennis F15 HCB500 during the Preston
Guild, 1 September 2012.
Many people were saddened by the recent death
of Denis Barker, who was responsible for saving Dennis F26 NCB100
from the scrapman. It was seen in company with Dennis F15 HCB500 at Harrogate.
[Copyright picture Bob France and reproduced with permission.]
Dennis F26 NCB100 was seen at Masham in August
[Copyright picture ~ C. Brook and reproduced with permission.]
A number of brigades obtained former AFS appliances
which were then painted red as illustrated here with NYV101.
The location was Lancaster and the appliance had been on standby there the day of the Alhambra Theatre fire in Morecambe.
[Copyright picture ~ N. Glover and reproduced with permission.]
Dennis F108 UCB302L was the last appliance
supplied to the County Borough in 1972.
[Picture courtesy L.F.& R.S. and reproduced with permission.]
With the imminent replacement of the present Fire Station in Blackburn, the Dennis F15 HCB500 left for the final time on 13 April 2010 as it was relocated to the Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland. I am most grateful to Bob France for this collection of photographs.
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