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Land Rover /Branbridge L4P for Mander centre
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No: 20651   Contributor: Petros   Year: 1975   Manufacturer: Land Rover   Country: United Kingdom
Land Rover /Branbridge L4P for Mander centre

taken 1975 this appliance was designed as a low profile light pump - note the cab roof is flattened, the ladder below roof line, and the beacon on the bodywork not roof. It was based at Wolverhampton where they had recently opened the Mander shopping centre, which had restricted access. Similar small pumps for shopping centres appeared in other cities, like Newcastle, though they did not last long. Dennis PHP in background.
Picture added on 21 November 2009 at 17:39
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Is this the one that was at Wellesbourne Mountford airfield,painted yellow?

Added by Bob on 21 November 2009.
The Newcastle light pumps were Standard (Leyland) Atlas conversions. Cheshire had a similar Land Rover to this one for the shopping precinct at Runcorn

Added by Barrie Green on 21 November 2009.
see picture #20945 for airport guise of this appliance. I did not realise I had a photo of it there.

Added by Peter Williams on 06 December 2009.
To my knowledge wolverhampton Fire and Ambulance brigade purchased 2 of these Landrovers they had sequental number plates FUK 998L and FUK 999L the second appliance was based at Bilston Fire Station to provide cover for the indoor market there. Both were re-liveried when the brigade became part of the West Midlands and eventually sold off

Added by K Cox on 18 October 2012.
Unfortunate choice of registration letters methinks !!!!

Added by Barrie Green on 18 October 2012.
For another low height Land Rover for a shopping centre see picture #15682.

Added by Peter Williams on 09 November 2012.
I was in Wolverhampton fire and ambulance service in 1969, in May 1969 was watch station officer at Merridale st wton where this photo was taken. The L/rover was actually used on the large fire at the Mander centre 1970.

Added by Jim Evers on 20 September 2013.
The UK suffix on the number plates meant at the time that they were registered in Wolverhampton

Added by Kevin Cox on 21 September 2013.
That was the first land rover and the first fire appliance I ever drove. Where is it now?

Added by Steve Bukowski on 27 February 2014.
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