1962 AEC Mercury/Merryweather Turntable Ladder
The owners don't really have much of a clue when it comes to fire appliances. The wooden plaque on the ladder states it is a "1950s Vintage Fire Appliance" when it is in fact a 1962 AEC Mercury/Merryweather Turntable Ladder (Ladder MW67). Plate: 8126 FD
It saw service with Dudley Fire Brigade and later became part of West Midlands Fire Service when the service was formed in 1974 (an amalgamation of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, Warley, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton borough brigades as well as part of Warwickshire).
It currently resides at Haselbury Mill near Crewkerne in Somerset where it has unfortunately been left to fade and fall apart. Some of its bells and lights are missing and the interior of the cab needs some serious work.
Picture added on 15 April 2014 at 16:33