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No: 727   Contributor: Archie McKinnon   Year: 2005   Manufacturer: Other   Country: United Kingdom
Fighting fire

Several appliances are used to tackle this fire. It's a demonstration on the 2005 Odiham fire show.
Picture added on 16 April 2006
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They're all wearing the old Tunics and trousers, and old cork helmets!

Added by Briantwigley on 19 January 2007.
Brian, the Odiham Fire Show held every August in Hampshire(not this year 2007 because of all the rain we had)is now the largest in the U.K., and maybe Europe.
I have attended everyone and displayed my collection of model fire appliances and scratch built fire stations from around the world.
Each year, different displays put on by the organisers covers different periods
in time of the fire service, ie.....horse drawn era, (hand pump and steam)the war
years with vehicles from that era, to the 50's and 60's(like this photo), and of
coarse the present day.All in all, this is a brilliant show covering 2 days, which
takes months of planning, and a lot of time given-up freely by the organisers and
volunteers like myself who display at these shows during the summer period.


Added by Pete Matten on 26 October 2007.
Thanks for that Pete, I need to go and see that some time.

Added by Ryan (briantwigley) on 28 October 2007.
Hi all odiham fire 2009 is on the 1st and 2nd of August details on www.wessexfireservices.co.uk

Added by JETHRO on 26 November 2008.
And dare I say it, 'JETHRO' will be along again causing more trouble
again in 2009.Every year he comes along to the show and sets fire to
something....You've all been warned, so be aware-this man is trouble.

Added by Pete Matten on 27 November 2008.
Pete - wonderful show!

In this day and age of environmental concerns I am a bit surprised you can still get the okay for lighting what is essentially a giant bonfire like this.

Congratulations to the organizers!

Added by Rob Johnson on 23 March 2017.
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