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Former Guildford Dennis F27
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No: 1923   Contributor: Jason Lester   Year: 1961   Manufacturer: Dennis   Country: United Kingdom
Former Guildford Dennis F27

This picture shows the vehicle under restoration. It was built in 1961 and had an identical sister reg no 49WPA that was stationed at Guildford in Surrey until both retired in 1979. Both saved by myself WPA was sold to Blackpool pleasure beach ,this one found its way to me in November 06. Powered by a 236bhp Rolls Royce b81 petrol engine with a Borg-Warner 4 speed automatic gearbox. A Magirus DL30H 100ft ladder vehicle preserved with all of her kit and fittings will be ready to show for late 2007

Picture added on 14 January 2007
add commentComments:
Hello there I may be able to shed some light on you Dennis TL location issue.
I am 1 of the owners of the ex staines appliance 1amx a Dennis f12. I do know that 221 VPB was for a short period stationed at staines while work was carried out at its home station at chertsey. if you would like to get in contact I may be able to help you out and also locate some pictures of her when stationed at staines.

Added by Graham Bull on 10 May 2007.
Aha!! thank you very much indeed!!
The reason i am anxious to find her long term home station is so that on completion she can return once more to her stomping ground for a visit,
any photos you have of her would be wonderful as i intend to build a large history file of her service for Surrey
I also owned her identical sister 49 WPA (Guildford)
so this is the sole servivor of her type from Surrey and its very important to document her service and preserve her for generations to reflect on our great British vehicles and the heritage of our fire fighting past
kind regards
Jason contact me on 01865 730404 evenings or 07909 508300 anytime

Added by Jason on 12 May 2007.
Hello there. My late father, Donald 'Brigham' Young was TL operator at Guildford Red Watch for a number years, and this was one of his beloved machines. I can remember coming to the station on many an occasion and loved to see this machine there, and I still remember dad's stories when out with this machine. I would love a photograph if possible to email, for my 2 year old son. I am very keen for him to know as much as possible about his Grandad, as unfortunately they never met. We live in Spain now and so it is more important than ever for my son to know his roots. Well done for your work in keeping her up together and recording her for posterity, it is much appreciated by us with a direct connection. All the best, Christopher Young, email: [email protected]

Added by Christopher Young on 20 November 2007.
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