Posts Tagged "Vintage"

Scottish fire chiefs sell state-of-the-art £1m engines for just £15k​

Two state-of-the-art fire engines bought for nearly £1 million have been sold for just £15,000. Red-faced fire chiefs have admitted the two appliances, purchased by the now defunct Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, have been sold off nearly…

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Vintage Fire Engine Gets All Wrapped Up

Packexe Ltd, the world’s leading supplier of innovative protection film products, was recently asked by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust to securely wrap a 1962 fire engine and a number of vintage aeroplanes as they make their way out of…

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Huge blaze ravages historic Bridgnorth building

An historic house that was recently saved from demolition has tonight been ravaged by fire. Firefighters were expecting to be at Innage Lea in Bridgnorth throughout the night after the building was badly damaged by a blaze which broke out…

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Royal Clarence fire: demolition to begin as firefighters thank Exeter public

Engineers are inspecting gutted hotel and demolition is likely to start within days, with residents praised for their support Demolition work is likely to start this week on the fire-ravaged remains of the historic Royal Clarence hotel in Exeter. The…

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Exeter fire: little of historic Royal Clarence Hotel remains

Ruptured gas main turned off and fire service says blaze is not spreading after ravaging buildings for more than 24 hours Little more than the facade of a hotel in Exeter thought to be the oldest in England remains following…

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Firefighters attend unveiling of historic Cockleshell Heroes plaque

A historic plaque to a Hampshire hero who, with his team, changed the course of World War II has been unveiled. Firefighters were among the guests of honour at the event to remember the achievements of the Cockleshell Heroes after…

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Historic fire museum venue to be taken over by art college

Sale confirmed despite campaign to retain the museum at the current Edinburgh site. A historic fire station which celebrates centuries of Scotland’s firefighting history is to be bought by the University of Edinburgh. The announcement is a blow for campaigners…

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Gramophones

Today, downloading or streaming music to smart phones and tablets is commonplace but a little over a century ago recorded sound was still in its infancy and to play a record, you had to use a hand-cranked machine which had…

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Vintage fire engines help bid farewell to Nottingham’s Central Fire Station

Some old faces – of the four-wheeled variety – lined up for one last time outside Nottingham’s Central Fire Station. Vintage fire engines dating from as far back as the 1930s lined up on the station forecourt as part of…

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Don’t Panic! Corporal Jones’s Van is Back in Service after Repairs at its Dagenham Birthplace

The 1935 Ford BB van, which features in the legendary sitcom “Dad’s Army” as Corporal Jones’s van, has been given a new lease of life as the new Dad’s Army film is launched. A platoon of Dagenham-based Ford apprentices, under…

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