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Great Dorset  Steam Fair 2008 AEC TTL
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No: 19350   Contributor: Morgan Chapman   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: AEC   Country: United Kingdom
Great Dorset Steam Fair 2008 AEC TTL

AEC Turntable Ladder appliance i photoed.
Picture added on 13 September 2009 at 12:21
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Does anyone know the original registration for this appliance please?

Added by Chris Wood on 13 September 2009.
Chris,

This was formerly 7981 BT Scunthorpes old TL (replaced in 1986 and saw further use with Martin Luce Tree Surgeons in Worcestershire) but originally new to Bridlington in the old East Riding of Yorkshire Fire Brigade, where it replaced a wartime 60' Austin TL GXN 228 - ironic really that this and the Austin are still alive and kicking whereas the CARP Humberside leased in 2007 still hasn't gone on the run

I have many happy memories driving this old girl - I took my TL test on it used it to good effect on a few fires and once lost my drivers windscreen wiper in heavy rain on the way to a shout, carried on to the job and fitted the wiper from the passenger side to come back - where I stopped at the point I'd lost it - hunted around on the road and found it again. - happy days !!!

Added by Rick Loudon on 14 September 2009.
Thanks Rick for that very detailed answer - far more information than I was expecting!

Added by Chris Wood on 20 September 2009.
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