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Fire Engine Photos
No: 40207   Contributor:   Year: 2016   Country: United Kingdom
Anyone know what this is?

This picture was taken in Crediton, Devon, UK during a funeral procession, the coffin can be seen on the ladder.

Does anyone know what type of engine it is and a rough guide to its years of manufacture?
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Picture added on 14 October 2016 at 10:58
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Looks like an Austin bonnet and radiator. The L/Weight pump could be a Coventry Climax or Beresford

Added by Paul Sturman on 14 October 2016.
Its a Bedford appliance, looks like a salvage tender but are you sure it is a funeral procession? These are very solemn affairs in the Fire Service and the firemen look a bit too happy. Age-wise 40's/50's.

Added by Paul Bundy on 14 October 2016.
Wartime Austin K4 from 1942 converted to a very unusual looking pump escape appliance postwar for the Crediton Fire Brigade in Devon.The appliance (reg-GXA 150) was a former Dam Lorry with the NFS.The vehicle should carry a wheeled escape ladder but as can be seen its been removed to carry the coffin in the funeral procession.

Added by Pete Matten on 16 October 2016.
Seems as if the "coffin" is on a heck of a slope? Like Paul it looks a bit too informal for a funeral. I could be wrong but such an event is aways given due solemnity in the brigade.

Added by Royce Treacher on 18 October 2016.
My mistake, it is an Austin, what makes you think it is a coffin on the ladder. When we do funerals the ladder is removed and a 'deck' is placed over the hoses, (Leyland Cub).Would this type of ladder be wide enough for a coffin, it is sitting between the rails? I think it is something else. Over to you chaps.

Added by Paul Bundy on 19 October 2016.
Looks like a short extension ladder to me

Added by Ianmc on 20 October 2016.
It does not look deep enough to be a coffin, I could be wrong but it does look like a Union Jack covering something... Normally an Ariel appliance would be used for carrying a coffin...

Added by Andy on 22 October 2016.
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