C51 ORMSKIRK

The Fire Station c.1971
The present Fire Station is built on the same site.

Whilst demolition and rebuilding were in progress a temporary station opened in the Council Yard on Prescot Road.
It was seen 22 January 1989.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

This picture of Bedford KEL FTB315F was taken many miles away from Ormskirk.
It was at the scene of a major blaze in a wallpaper and paint factory in Leyland c.1973

Sister appliance FTB316F was photographed at St. Annes, having become a B division reserve appliance in 1973.
[Copyright picture ~ Malcolm Nuttall and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford FTB316F obviously saw further service after it left Lancashire.
Any further details on subsequent ownership of this appliance would be most welcome, please.
[From the KFR Collection and reproduced with permission.]

Research indicates that at least one Bedford was replaced by a Ford within two years.
Ford D600 WTD878H was seen outside the old station.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

A delightful and 'typical' Lancashire picture with the two Fords together - D600 WTD878H nad D1114 PTE882M
[Copyright picture ~ N. Glover and reproduced with permission.]

Ford D1617 NBV297T was seen on the station forecourt, 29 June 1986.
[Copyright picture ~ K. F. Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

After a short time at Preston, Bedford KG VFV727V was reallocated here where it was seen 29 June 1986.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Leyland Freighter E118HCW was parked at TVAC when seen, 5 July 2004.

Leyland Freighter F130JEO began life at the old station.
(The new station is built on the same site.)
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Daf-55 PN52VJK was seen leaving a 10 pump fire in Burscough, 12 October 2010.












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