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1939 Leyland FK9 Pump Escape.
Fire Engine Photos
No: 28052   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Leyland   Country: United Kingdom
1939 Leyland FK9 Pump Escape.

This vehicle(reg-DNP721)was new to the Borough of Stourbridge Fire Brigade in the West Midlands and was built on a Leyland Cub FK9 chassis.Its registered as being delivered in April 1940.
The appliance was later moved to Worcester City,then Bromsgrove and then ending its days in service at Smethwick.
Photographed whilst taking part in the 50th London to Brighton Historic Commercial Vehicle Society run on Sunday 1st May 2011.
Picture added on 05 May 2011 at 11:11
add commentComments:
Pete, what an interesting and fabulous pic! The cab doors have really got me thinking, would they have been added later or a fixture in 1940? Love the guy in the fire-engine-red boiler suit, he looks like one jolly fellow having a great time at a venue we'd all love to be at!!??

Added by Pavel on 28 May 2011.
A great testiment to Bob Millington's expert preservation skills. Prior to this one, Bob and his team rebuilt the Abergele UDC FK4 Cub BUN 699.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 16 July 2011.
Hi Pete,
I wondered if you knew the whereabouts of or who restored and owns this Leyland FK9 - DNP 721 ?
I own a Leyland FKT2 - DNP 752
They look very much a like and I would appreciate some advice on a few technical issues I am having with her at the moment.
The latest thread mentions "Bob Millington" is he the restorer and owner of DNP 721 ?
Do you have any contact details for him or any idea how I may trace the present custodian?
Any help would be gratefully received!
Steve Jackson.

Added by Stephen Jackson on 14 November 2011.
Hi Stephen

Bob Millington, although I'm sure he's the current owner of this machine, is a good line of enquiry when it comes to assistance with Leyland appliances. He has restored at least 2 Leylands the first being BUN999 form the chassis upwards.

Added by Adey on 15 November 2011.
Pavel, sorry for the delay in answering your question but I didn't recieve it via my email and never spotted it under the comments.Looking through the Leyland Fire Engines 1930-1942 Publication it shows this and other appliances from the period to have the doors fitted at that time by the manufacturer.Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 15 November 2011.
Stephen, the only details I can find are from the official 50th London to Brighton Run programme.It states the appliance was entered by B&D Rogers of Bewdley, Worcestershire.
The organisers of this event(Historical Commercial Vehicle Society)are contactable and may be able to help you trace the current owner.I have an address/email/phone number, etc if you wish to contact me.Pete.

Added by Pete Matten on 15 November 2011.
Hi Stephen. Bob Millington was employed by Cheshire Fire brigade and is now retired. Bob was based in Winsford Fire station and then Winsford workshops to my knowledge. If you contact Barrie Green via the site, he may have more info to furnish your request.

Added by Andrew Middleton on 16 November 2011.
Thanks Pete, but no one has owned up to being the jolly fellow in the boiler suit!!??

Added by Pav on 17 November 2011.
Bob Milly does not own any fire engines now.....he has gone on to restoring sports cars now

Added by Barrie Green on 17 November 2011.
Do you know who owner of the 1938 leyland tiger fkt2 fire engine that was at Redditch?

Added by Malcolm Hicks on 17 February 2018.
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