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1956 Dennis F15/Dennis Water Tender.
Fire Engine Photos
No: 15905   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 1993   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
1956 Dennis F15/Dennis Water Tender.

This is a 1956 Dennis F15/Dennis Water Tender (reg-OED 888) and was one of only 78 Dennis F15s to
be built,the appliance was supplied to the County Borough of Warrington Fire Service and remained at
Warrington with the Cheshire Fire Brigade until finally going out of service back in 1977.
I photographed the appliance in 1993 at the Southampton Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Rally at the
Royal Victoria Country Park and following some restoration the appliance looked really spectacular.
Picture added on 09 March 2009
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This machine was converted into a Lighting Unit and had flood lights fitted along the top (where the side mounted hook ladder can be seen on this photo)

Added by Barrie Green on 09 March 2009.
Hi Pete,
Sorry if I sound pedantic, but surely there were 83 of the F15 version built ?

Added by Ian Moore on 09 March 2009.
Thanks Ian, you could well be correct on the total, I just mentioned
what was quoted in the programme from the 1993 Southampton Show.

Added by Pete Matten on 09 March 2009.
This machine used to get around as I saw it at the FSPG's 25th Anniversary Rally at Chasewater Park, Staffordshire also in 1993. The programme for that event said it was the only F15 with that particular body. I haven't seen or heard of it for a long time - perhaps it's one of many out there that are 'resting'.
Thanks for posting Pete.

Added by Chris Wood on 10 March 2009.
used to be owned by D west of Mortimer near Reading i saw it in 1997 at a local show

Added by Jason on 10 March 2009.
i served with Warrington borough fire service and rode on this machine many times, we had three front line machines a Dennis F12, Dennis F28 which were the first turnout. The Dennis F15 being the next machine on call.

Added by Colin Johnson on 18 April 2013.
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