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Dennis F117 HP 65' 9750 KF
Fire Engine Photos
No: 20598   Contributor: Petros   Year: 1975   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Dennis F117 HP 65' 9750 KF

a 1975 photo at Canning Place Fire Station central Liverpool. At one time (about 1971-2) the other bays were occupied by the Simonitor and a Pump Hydraulic Platform 50'(PHP)surely making it the only all hydraulic line up in fire history - I am sure I have not made this up, but I have no photo to prove it sadly. Has anybody else?
The station was demolished after only 30 years as part of the recent Liverpool One redevelopment.
Picture added on 19 November 2009 at 01:36
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Many thanks again Petros for bringing the past alive. 9750 KF ended her service over at W6 Wallasey in 1983. At the same time West Derby Road were running ERF 84PFS/Simon SS50 EKB 42L and AEC TGM4R/Merryweather 100' TL MLV606F. The booms from 9750 KF ended up on A48 HKC and the booms from KLV911E ended up on B923KWM. B923KWM ended her day's in Castlebar in County Mayo in Ireland where I photographed her in 2003 and A48 HKC was last seen in the MDHC compound in Birkenhead. ACM913X is currently in Portlaiose in Laiose County.

Added by Andy Middleton on 19 November 2009.
Petros - many thanks for the superb historical photos. Always pleased to see older Liverpool and Merseyside appliances.

I was wondering if you (or indeed anybody) could help with a query I have regarding the old Liverpool FB station numbers. Immediately prior to the formation of Merseyside FB in 1974, I have the following Liverpool numbers:

C1 - Hatton Garden
C2 - Belvidere Road
C3 - Canning Place (formerly Coburg Dock)
C4 - Bankhall (formerly Canada Dock)

N1 - Longmoor Lane
N2 - Storrington Avenue
N3 - Derby Lane
N4 - Durning Road

S1 - Mather Avenue
S2 - Belle Vale
S3 - Conleach Road
S4 - Banks Road

Is this correct? The stations whose numbers I don't have at this time are:
Westminster Road
West Derby Road (just opened in 1973)
Tewitt Hall Farm/TheBarn (L'Pool Airport)
Banks Road (L'Pool Airport)
Does anybody know what they were?

A further question - does anybody know when these numbers were adopted, and what system was in place before?

Many thanks. Pete.

Added by Peter Ellis on 27 November 2009.
Hi Petros... You are quite correct, Canning Place (and West Derby Road as Andy points out) both had the distinction of being all aerial stations. Canning Place had PHP VKD 958H, Simonitor BKA 562K and HP 9750 KF which was actually the first HP in England, and the first HP to be used at an actual incident.

I will dig out my list of old Liverpool call-signs and post them.

Added by Andy Daley on 30 November 2009.
surely the first HP was the Commer in Monmouthsire?

Added by Peter Williams on 05 December 2009.
356 HWO was certainly the first HP to go on the run in the UK at Monmouthshire's New Inn fire station in Pontypool in March 1963. Soon followed by 9750 KF. 9750 KF was the first HP to see active service when I believe she was on a PDA for the Southern General Hospital in Sefton.

Added by Andy Middleton on 06 December 2009.
I think you are correct Peter, Manchester had one shortly after also.

Added by Barrie Green on 06 December 2009.
Hilton Hotel now stands on the site of the former C3 Canning Place. The new St Annes street fire station now stands on the site of a former Owen Owen shop which was burnt down in a blaze in the early 1970's. C4 West Derby Road is standing forlorn with door paint fading into distant memories.

Added by Andy Middleton on 05 July 2012.
westminster road was c5. The station ids were based upon North, South and Central divisions. C1 Hatton Garden was brigade hq. S5 was the airport fire station

Added by Keith Thompson on 11 January 2015.
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