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AECs at Hull Central taken around 1967
Fire Engine Photos
No: 18202   Contributor: David Jessop   Year: 1967   Manufacturer: AEC   Country: United Kingdom
AECs at Hull Central taken around 1967

This shows the first of the two AEC Mercury Ergomatic PEs supplied to Hull in 1967 and 1968, together with 1961 AEC Mercury TLP and a glimpse of the 1952 Commer/Cuerdon ET (right). Photo by I.K. Jessop.

MRH145F - 7407AT
Picture added on 09 July 2009 at 01:47
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7407 AT the AEC Mercury TL finished its service at Scunthorpe after replacing the ex Goole TL AEC EWR 749C, it was last seen - ( no longer there )as a childrens playground attraction in Mapperly Nottingham in the 1990's - MRH 146F was given to the Fire Services National Museum and I believe is shortly to be disposed of, - it requires substantial work but is saveable

Added by Rick Loudon on 09 July 2009.
Oh, for the good old days, these appliances were polished with pride and looked like Fire Engines
Returned after many years retired, what a muck hole !Old lads would turn in their graves ?Have some very nice photos of simular,---dont know how to get them on computers.

Added by Tony Richards on 09 July 2009.
Thanks for the info, Tony. I wish I had the resources to take it on- I absolutely loved that PE as a kid as it was identical to the Dinky model which I had. I later modified it to have roller shutter locker doors and put the escape ladder from the Dinky ERF on it! My father made me a model fire station and my grandfather (Station Officer in Hull until 1968) asked me what my "first engine" was- I said "that one"!!

Added by David Jessop on 12 July 2009.
I remember Ken Jessop (your grandad ?) with great fondness,-a nice fellow and a bloody good Fireman always good to be riding with. Think I have a picture of him in the drill yyard when we were all playing Volley ball, I!ll try AND FIND IT . i Left to go on the Fireboat and then later years into the Ambulance Service for 25yrs but they were happy days at Central----would get the sack now for the many thinga we all got up to, Cheers, Tony

Added by Tony Richards on 13 July 2009.
You've made my day! Ken was my grandad and I too have a picture of him and crew in the yard at central playing volleyball- it's probably the same one! Please feel free to get in touch at

Added by David Jessop on 13 July 2009.
Thanks for the disposal info, Rick- I have a list of Hull appliances with supply and disposal info back to the steam era and your info will fill a few gaps- maybe a book one day- Hull desrves it!!

Added by David Jessop on 13 July 2009.
Hi. David, Thanks for your nice comments.

Added by Tony Richards on 18 July 2009.
Please, Please, Please. Kingston-upon-Hull to give her, her correct title. Yes one of my favourite cities behind Liverpool and the M62 now connecting them. Both cities recieve their fair share of media crap. Folk want to live and work in them living and working with locals. Yes Scottie Road and Holderness Road were the aorta's of both cities untill despot Thatcher did what Adolf could not. Anyway, does anyone know if the Commer QX/Creuden ET is still around.

Added by Andy Middleton on 29 December 2009.
Humberside Fire Brigade is one of the few areas of the area's Transport History that hasn't been covered at all (to my knowledge) so I think Mr Jessop, you had better start writing. Humberside also had a large AEC Emergency Tender, and another which was a control unit. Does anyone know what happened to either of theose two?

Added by Chris Hall on 17 June 2011.
Thanks Chris-
Try the fire brigade pages on this my site. Link at top of my contributor page on here:

Added by David Jessop on 17 June 2011.
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