B21/W51 CROMPTON WAY/BOLTON NORTH

Formerly a sub-station for Bolton County Borough, Crompton Way was absorbed into the new Greater Manchester Fire Service in 1974 as station B21.  Since then it has been renamed Bolton North and renumbered W51.
 
 

Seen after service with GMC, Ford MND718P was originally based here.
[Copyright picture ~ K.F.Reid and reproduced with permission.]

After 1974, most stations had Fords at sometime, with OVU843R allocated here.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

ERF Hydraulic Platform PBA861R spent a short time at allocated to Bolton North in the mid 1980s.
It was seen here in Bolton Town Centre.
Another picture appears on the Stretford page.
[Copyright picture ~ K.F.Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

They say that lightning never strikes twice but HPV PBA861R was written off on Folds Road, Bolton, in 1987
very near to the spot where VWH500K was written off in 1972.  Pictures of that appliance are on the Bolton County Borough page.
With regard to the accident involving PBA861R, I am assured that the most serious injury was to someone's pride!
[Copyright pictures ~ Aidan Anderson and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis RS ENB658T was the first of its type allocated here.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Land Rover L4P SVR387X was based here for the many moorland fires that occur in this area.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Dodge C747DNF was seen in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Replacement for the Dodge came in the shape of Dennis SS137 E461WND seen in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis SS E461WND seen again, but this time at an incidents.
[Copyright pictures ~ Aidan Anderson and reproduced with permission.]

BA Tender K128XRJ spent most of its life at Bolton North before moving to Atherton for the final few months.
It was seen at a 6 pump fire in Daisy Hill, 28 October 2003.

Talbot M318NVU began life here before eventually moving to Ramsbottom.
[NP collection ~ courtesy A Collier]

Volvo FL6 N656YNC was in attendance at what ultimately became a 20 pump fire in Belmont, 16 April 2003.

For a time, when the off road vehicle was unavailable, Talbot 4x4 M320NVU from Marple was used in its place.
It was seen in the yard at Bolton Central with both 243 and 513 in the window, 29 July 2008.

Volvo FLH MV53EXO was at te Trafford Centre for the 999 Day, 7 August 2014.

Volvo Prime Mover X594AVR with HRU was seen at an incident in Bryn just after dawn, 19 May 2011.

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