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1967 Bedford Fire Engine
Fire Engine Photos
No: 19423   Contributor: Fergus Hodge   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Bedford   Country: United Kingdom
1967 Bedford Fire Engine

Engine found on the Manydown Estate beleived to have bought of Winchester Fire Brigade.
Picture added on 15 September 2009 at 17:22
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It's carrying Hampshire's own bodywork built in the workshops rather than built by a major body builder .

Added by John Johnstone on 15 September 2009.
What a fantastic find Fergus, This Bedford Tk was built by Hampshire Fire Service Workshops at Winnal in Winchester. COR 297C was new to Hayling Island as a Wrt in 8-9-65 and later to be stationed at Waterlooville and then B division as a spare.

Added by Morgan Chapman on 15 September 2009.
to my knowledge the last City of Winchester fire enginr was the 1941 Dennis ECG272, now in a London fire museum. As WW2 was raging all equipment was then Home Office. After the war it was part of Hampshire Fire Service. the registration on this machine isn 't the same as any in my photo file.

Added by Bob Graham on 16 September 2009.
The fire engine will be sold at auction on 28th October at the Manydown Estate nr Basingstoke.

Added by Fergus Hodge on 16 September 2009.
Hi Fergus this auction for this Bedford Tk do you have a contact number or the time its going through the auction.Thankyou Morgan Chapman.

Added by Morgan Chapman on 16 September 2009.
The Fire engine will be sold at Auction on the 28th October. The auctioneers are Simmons and Sons 01256327711.

Added by Fergus Hodge on 17 September 2009.
Thankyou for that info Fergus i hope it finds a good home.

Added by Morgan Chapman on 17 September 2009.
Will there be any thing else for sale at the auction

Added by Michael Jones on 17 September 2009.
The auction has 600 lots the vast majority are agricultural machinery, more details will be found at

Added by Fergus Hodge on 18 September 2009.
American la France,off topic,but going to auction at Charterhouse auction,Shepton Mallet,Somerset on November 8th,ex Canton Ohio,plus Dennis trailer pump and ex Somerset Dennis.

Added by Bob on 19 September 2009.
I would love to own this. I have a Bedford TK with Dennis Bodywork but mine is in Scrap condition. If anyone has a Hampshire TK in Scrap condition and would like to swap it for a Dennis bodied TK let me know

Added by Chris on 30 September 2009.
Does anyone have an update from the auction? Fingers crossed it went in to preservation.

Added by John D on 30 November 2009.
John D, just had a look at the Simmons and Sons website and it says this appliance sold for £700.

Added by Chris Wood on 30 November 2009.
Any update on the old Bedford?

Added by Chris Smith on 19 March 2013.

It really does look like a very professional job. The brigade workshops did well. I like the way they used the entire cowl, windshield and front doors, and fashioned the transitional B pillar and the higher roof for the crew compartment.

There are quite a few "expert" custom bodies on TK chassis to be seen on this site, which are not as neatly done as this one!

Added by Rob Johnson on 20 September 2017.
This appliance was taxed until July 2017 and now it's untaxed. Does anyone know who bought it in 2009 and where is it now? There were about 10 of these beautiful Hampshire Fire Service-built appliances in preservation but now four are taxed (ACG 797C, HOR 209E, POR 736G, GHO 946K), three SORN (895 DHO, ACG 799C, HOR 853E) and three untaxed (COR 297C, FOU 873D, NOU 332F). What's happened to the untaxed ones?

Added by Simon Rowley on 31 January 2018.
Dear Gentlemen, I´m searching a Bedford Fire-Engine exactly like the one above. Should be an old one, at least Rolling Chassis better in fairly running Condition. Can you be of help?

Added by Michael Hegemann on 16 September 2019.
Michael ...I might be able to help with an HCB-Angus built Bedford but I need written assurance that it will be used for continued preservation. Please call me on 07860 914650 to discuss.

Added by Simon Rowley on 17 September 2019.
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