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Somerset Bedford J ex AFS
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No: 18859   Contributor: Bristol Bob   Year: 1971   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
Somerset Bedford J ex AFS

Somerset Bedford J,ex AFS red painted green goddess in use,picture taken in 1971.
The Bedford was from Pill and the goddess was a reserve running out of Portishead
Picture added on 27 August 2009 at 11:54
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Captured a great On-Scene shot of a working fire, B.Bob; looks like the fire is under control, and the crews are "Taking up".

The Bedford J, in front, was "first-in" - the ex-Green Goddess and other Engine in back-ground, supplying water and back-up ?

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 27 August 2009.
Pat,just for accuracy,this is Portishead's Bedford J not Pills,the Bedford may have been 1st or 2nd in the goddess 3rd and the Dennis in the background 4th,it was from Nailsea.I don.t seem to have photographed Pills appliance.
Photo taken 9th July,1971.

Added by Bob on 27 August 2009.
Thanks, Bob. BTW, what was the fire ?

Just curious about other peoples' fire-scenes.

The closest that I have been to here, was hearing the legendary Portishead Marine Radio station, at night, during Arctic voyages.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 29 August 2009.
Sorry Pat,it was so long ago i can't remember.

Added by Bob on 29 August 2009.
Hello Bob is this Bedford TJ RYC 470F do you know thankyou Morgan Chapman.

Added by MORGAN CHAPMAN on 08 February 2010.
Hi Morgan,sorry,this is FYB471C.

Added by Bristol Bob on 08 February 2010.
Hi the J type was water tender ladder from Portishead (remember her well first pump I ever drove to a shout) the Godess was on the run at pill

Added by Colin Gardner on 24 June 2012.
What's the appliance behind the Goddess, is it a Dennis or another Bedford?

Added by Grant Melville on 25 June 2012.
Grant, it is a Dennis.

Added by Bristol Bob on 25 June 2012.
Thanks very much Bob, it is hard to tell when obscured. LoL

Added by Grant Melville on 25 June 2012.
Bob I see the AFS Bedford do you know we're it was Stationed and when issued to Brigade for AFS use.

Added by Brian Needs on 06 June 2019.
Brian, the Bedford was a Divisional spare appliance, probably kept at Weston Super Mare. Sorry, I don't know about the AFS history.

Added by Bristol Bob on 11 June 2019.
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