A1/E57/E42 HYDE

In 1974, much of North East Cheshire became part of  the new Greater Manchester County, and consequently a number of Cheshire County Fire Stations moved into GMC, including Hyde.

Leyland FT4A FMB899
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F12 Pump Escape OMA486 outside the old Hyde Fire Station.
[Copyright picture ~ R. Simpson and reproduced with permission.]

F12 OMA486 outside Cheadle Fire Station which today is also part of Greater Manchester.
[Copyright picture ~ R. Simpson and reproduced with permission.]

F28 592KMB with F12 OMA486 in the distance.
[Copyright picture ~ R. Simpson and reproduced with permission.]

This picture of 592KMB was taken 'over the border' in Ashton-under-Lyne, then a part of Lancashire County.
[Copyright picture ~ R. Simpson and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford Emergency Tender AMB586B was seen at the old station before chequers were added.
[Copyright picture ~ R. Simpson and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford AMB586B subsequently had chequers added as seen here on the moors.
[Copyright picture ~ R. Simpson and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford AMB586B was running as a spare appliance with GMC
when photographed at a school fire in Pendleton, Salford in 1978.

A superb trio of pictures of Dennis F38 DLG415F
[Copyright pictures ~ R. Simpson and reproduced with permission.]

Another shot of Dennis F38 DLG415F at Tudor Mill, Ashton-under-Lyne, 24 June 1970.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis UK and reproduced with permission.]

Ford TBA260R began life as a Salvage Tender at London Road.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

BAMMU TBA260R was seen in Worsley Workshops on completion of the conversion before entering service.
[NP collection ~ courtesy A. Collier.]

Ford D1114 TBA260R as Breathing Apparatus Mobile Maintenance Unit (BAMMU).
[NP collection ~ courtesy A Collier]

 Ford TBA260R was further redesignated as a Breating Apparatus Tender.
[Copyright picture ~ Aidan Anderson and reproduced with permission.]

First generation Dodge NBU717W looking exceedingly smart.
[NP collection ~ courtesy A Collier]

Originally based at Eccles, LRV FVR56Y was transferred here following the arrival of the EST at Eccles.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

The second Dodge based here was C748DNF photographed in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

At a time when the brigade was purchasing mainly Dodge appliances,
1988 saw the arrival of E462WND one of a batch of six Dennis SS appliances.
[NP collection ~ courtesy A Collier]

This picture of BASU K129XRJ contrasts with that below.
[Copyright picture ~ the late Alan Gartside and reproduced with permission.]

BA Tender K129XRJ was seen at an 8 pump fire in Armentieres Square, Stalybridge shortly before withdrawal.
The photograph was taken 14 February 2005.

After service at Mossley and Bolton North, Dennis DFS237 L609DDB was reallocated to Hyde.
It was seen as support pump for the BA Tender at a 15 pump fire in Hollinwood, 9 August 2001.

Dennis DFS237 L614DDB seen when almost new.
[NP collection ~ courtesy A Collier]

Volvo FL MF51EXL was seen at an 8 pump incident in North Reddish as support pump for the OSU, 25 June 2011.

The name is added to the Officer's door on Hyde's new appliance, 18 August 2011.

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