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Dennis F7
Fire Engine Photos
No: 1924   Contributor: Jason Lester   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Dennis F7

Built in 1950 supplied to bearkshire and reading fire service stationed on Caversham road retired late seventies streight in to preservation aquired by me in 2005 re built engine and inside cab sold to preservationist in Edinbourgh 2006 powered by a rolls royce b80 petrol engine

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Picture added on 14 January 2007
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This is my Dad's fire engine and this weekend I'm going to be doing a fashion shoot using the fire engine (I'm a photography student.) Hope it goes well!

Added by Louise Arnot on 12 February 2007.
Louise, with a prop like this beautiful machine, it couldn't go any other way! Good luck girl, , , ,

Added by Pavel Zaremba on 12 February 2007.
hello louise how are you i am the person responsible for selling your dad the F7 i hope all is well i hope all goes well!!

Added by Jason on 12 February 2007.
What a classic! This is my favourite model of the F-series but as the co-owner of one, I suppose I am a little biased! Not many survive and as the years go by, there are fewer around so it is great to see this one remaining in preservation.

Added by Chris on 27 May 2007.
hi,
Suprised to see "FMO" now residing Scotland? i rode and drove her between 1962-1972 regulary drilling with the 50ft Bailey wheeled escape ladder quiet a beast at 19cwt.Look after the old girl, my old guv'nor would be turning in his grave seeing it used in fashion shoot.

Added by Alan Jones ex Sub O,B R F B on 06 November 2007.
Louise, I for one would (and I'm certain many others) would love to see one or two of your photos taken of the fashion shoot, can't get enough images of this beautifully maintained machine, , , ,

Added by Pavel Zaremba, Western Australia on 06 November 2007.
Of all the Reading Berks motors this is my number 1. My dad rode it whilst at Caversham Rd. So glad to see her looking so good.

Added by Chris on 11 November 2007.
hi my name is gary im a member of the "fire vehicle preservation group, scotland" this vehicle was stored beside a few of ours for a while, we were lucky enough to be at the vehicles while louise was doing the photo shoot.The old machine stood up well.

Added by Gary Melrose on 24 January 2008.
Gary, that's a fabulous update to a great post from Louise, I think even Alan Jones old Guv'nor would have had a wiry grin on his face, , , , Thanks mate!

Added by Pavel - Western Australia on 25 January 2008.
I well remember these machines in service with the Nottingham City Fire Brigade in the 1950's onwards and even then was impressed with the classic lines. Nothing before or since this design has come anywhere near the sheer beauty of these machines. Great respect to you preservationists for the work you do.

Added by Dennis on 09 August 2008.
This Dennis F7 is also in picture #5784 and picture #11837

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 21 October 2008.
I am writing a book on the History of Berks Fire Brigade and this machine features in it . I have pictures of it in action and the day Reading took it over 1950,could swap pics of it while it is in your hands now. Ex LFB
This is what I call a Fire engine.

Added by Dave Doe on 28 September 2009.
Does anyone know if this is still in good condition as I had heard it was sadly rotting in a field in Mortimer. This was one of the engines my dad drove when he was either at Caversham Road or Newbury.

Added by Jacqui Salazar on 03 July 2016.
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