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Pump Escape

By Jacobite
This old Dennis Pump Escape is currently being stored at Acton Fire Station (London Fire Brigade).
This appliance was used by the London County Council London Fire Brigade and was never at this station as, until 1965 when the Greater London Council took over from the LCC this was a Middlesex Fire Brigade station.

I took this shot today on a personal photo-shoot at the station and I was delighted to see it there as when I went to photograph the one based there in the 70's it had been replaced with a different type of appliance.

Tags: General Fire engine 999 Pump Middlesex Dennis Acton Bradbury DonRak LFB

Voters: Rock, SteveMoulding, cameracat and 1 more


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cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
29 Feb 2012 7:34PM
Good to see a split screen Dennis again....Grin

Sadly Pump Escapes are a thing of the past ( Well the Escape Ladder anyhow ), The Lacon ladder that replaced them was nothing like as photogenic.....Sad Or as solid .....!!!

Nice to know they have not done away with Acton just yet....Smile

Good image like the lighting, So typical of the view from a watchroom......Wink

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Jacobite 13 38 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2012 8:56AM

Quote:Good to see a split screen Dennis again....Grin

Sadly Pump Escapes are a thing of the past ( Well the Escape Ladder anyhow ), The Lacon ladder that replaced them was nothing like as photogenic.....Sad Or as solid .....!!!

Nice to know they have not done away with Acton just yet....Smile

Good image like the lighting, So typical of the view from a watchroom......Wink



When were you there? My Dad was there from its days as a Middlesex Fire Brigade station until the 80's.
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
1 Mar 2012 9:28PM

Quote:When were you there


Not quite as far back as Middlesex....Grin I'm oldish, But not that old LOL....Smile

I served in the LFB from 1970 to 1990, Then Acton was " D22 " when we had a " D Division " if my memory is not to far gone, All that came under the NW area along with other Divisons being " A-G-J " all in the care of the best ever control at " Wembley " also known as " G30" which was also the G Div HQ.....Smile

So I have many happy memories from those days, I knew a few of the guys who lived around the back of D22 Acton in the brigade houses, Names like " Tug Wilson " Ron Hinckley " just to mention a couple....!!!

If your dad was at D22 Acton between 70s & 90s there is a strong possibility I might know him.....Smile Was he an Lfm/Subo/Stno...? ? ?

Whatever the name might ring a bell.....LOL....Smile Sorry I could not resist that.....Grin

From what I have heard, Things are not quite the same these days brigade wise....Be interested to see if I know your Dad though.....Wink
Jacobite 13 38 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 6:13AM

Quote:When were you there

Not quite as far back as Middlesex....Grin I'm oldish, But not that old LOL....Smile



No-one is THAT old....he remembers Braidwood!!! lol Smile

Ken Bradbury is his name and he was a Fireman. He refused to take any promotion as he loved just doing his job and knew that if he went up to Leading Hand then he wouldn't be doing the same thing.
If you look at my Flickr photostream you'll see a Set on the LFB ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/huey_slick/sets/72157628420765997/ )and there are a couple of pics of him in that.
Others on his last Watch (Green) were Andy Kilby and 'Harold' Wilson.
Ken was at Acton from before the '65 amalgamation through through to 1983.

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