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Cleveland Dennis B142 RDC at chimney fire 1983
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No: 14461   Contributor: Chris Hall   Year: 1983   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Cleveland Dennis B142 RDC at chimney fire 1983

This was my first ever Fire Engine photo also taken in 1983. It is Thornaby's B142RDC attending a chimney fire on Norton Road.
Picture added on 29 January 2009
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Any photo of the Snorkel appliance in front of the Dennis?

Added by Bomba Boy on 29 January 2009.
Chris you can give John a run for his money with these, priceless mate!

Added by John Stott on 29 January 2009.
To John Scott, Thanks for the comments, I try to do my best.
To, Bomba Boy, As stated above this was my first ever photo of a fire appliance in service. When I took it, there was (out of picture) a large crowd of people standing close to the HP. The incident was actually a Chimney fire, and there was a fireman on the roof- the crowd being more interested in him, than the appliances! I do have another photo of this incident, which shows the HP and will appear here in due course. The HP is Stockton's DDC1 (The Dennis F125 Delta)however, owing to a confidence thing at the time, I didn't approach DDC1 because of the people. A shame really, because that would have been the best shot I'd ever taken of it, I never got another opportunity to photograph DDC1 again. The second photo of the incident shows a Brigade staff car obstructing the HP, but it is good enough to publish here (eventually!)

Added by Chris Hall Teesside UK. on 29 January 2009.
Some great old photos on display here mate. Do you have one of a AEC TURNTABLE LADDER, CFT 80ID.

Added by Phil Davison on 29 January 2009.
Phil,
I'll post a shot that I took many years ago when CFT 801D (the Tynemouth TL) was in service.

Added by Ian Moore on 30 January 2009.
Ah, i have never come across that photo. i will have a look. thanks

Added by Phill on 30 January 2009.
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