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Dennis 50 foot Escape
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No: 5548   Contributor: Paul Warnock   Year: 1999   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Dennis 50 foot Escape

Dennis Wheeled Escape. Photo was taken when York Historic Vehicle rally was held at Clifton Park, York. I think this appliance was run by Halifax Fire Brigade.
Picture added on 08 January 2008
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I've never seen this machine before, is it still around?

Added by Chris Hall, Teesside. on 27 March 2008.
Hi Chris i'm not sure if its still around I have not seen it for a long time, not sure if anybody else has seen it. I took the photo in 1990's.

Added by Paul Warnock on 27 March 2008.
just to let everyone know this appliance is under restoration at the moment we also believe it to be from halifax as is livered up as halifax fire brigade .it how ever is not on the same registration . the fire engine is now owned by myself n my brother in bradford if you know an more info or have pictures pls mail of contact us thanks spencer .www, westyorkshireclassics.co.uk

Added by Spencer & Tim Townson on 25 October 2008.
hi yes it is still around but under restoration any more info would be welcome
is still baged halifax fire brigade thanks


Added by Spencer & Tim Townson on 25 October 2008.
Thats a cracker Tim & Spencer, I believe the Halifax collection, My old dad seems to remember it, he said there were a few in Bradford as well, the escape reaching most levels on the mills.

Added by John Stott on 25 October 2008.
Wheeled Escape, Best Ladder ever, Eddie Ramsay ex Glasgow fire Brigade.

Added by Edward Ramsay on 14 November 2010.
This Appliance was new to Halifax - in keeping with a lot of brigades in the area it was named - in this case 'Percy Shaw' - the Halifax born inventor of the 'cats eye' the nameplate is just visible below the windscreen and above the headlight on the n/s of the front panel

Added by Rick Loudon on 14 November 2010.
A worthy successor to the famous F12, but somehow lacking the mystique. The F12 was so advanced for its day when it was first introduced - the F20 series moved the needle a notch further on, but there were a lot of carryover components under the more up to date bodywork...

Added by Rob Johnson on 25 July 2017.
If you notice the overhang of the Ajax extension ladder..it may appear badly stowed ?...if its the same ladder that was on the vehicle when I saw it many years ago (and I expect it is) that's because its a 40' Ajax ladder and not the more common 35' version !

Added by Rick Loudon on 26 July 2017.
Rick - a 40 foot wood extension ladder must have been pretty close to being the "Gutbuster" of its day! This must have needed four firemen to position it?

Added by Rob Johnson on 27 July 2017.
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