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Clare Commer
Fire Engine Photos
No: 22918   Contributor: Richard Whiting   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
Clare Commer

Here is Ex Suffolk & Ipswich Fire Service Commer reg: ORT875.

Today it belongs to the Clare Commer preservation group.

Here it is seen outside Clare Fire Stn.
Picture added on 16 April 2010 at 11:37
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expertly positioned too.... :o) Nicer than the current Volvo!

Added by Perky on 30 April 2010.
Hi this is my fire engine I brought from SFS in 1987 and now preserve and take it to rallies

Added by Andrew Copsey (charlie) on 21 June 2010.
Bodywork is by Cuerdens of Blackburn, Lancashire according to another posting on this site.

Added by Peter Williams on 23 June 2010.
Nice to see this lovely Commer looking so good. I believe it has a Cuerdon body - does anyone know whatever happened to Cuerdon? I think they were based in Blackburn and did quite a few fire appliances for Lancashire County. Ian Moore is putting together a list but if anyone knows about them, I'd be pleased to know more. As far as this appliance is concerned, was it once owned by a Mr K. Green of Stowmarket?

Added by Simon Rowley on 16 July 2010.
No it was never owned by Mr Green, it has been owned by Don Harding and friends since it left IFF factory in Haverhill.

Added by Anon on 04 March 2011.
Very similar to the three Commers bodied by Plaxtons.

These had the Plaxton bus cowl, which also suppressed the front cab doors, but which had bi-folding rear cab doors instead of sliders.

This example joins the ranks of the weird Commers, with various bodybuilders' efforts to improve on the rather obvious idea of a full forward control four door cab!

Added by Rob Johnson on 03 October 2017.
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