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Someone mentioned the fire at Pearsons the other day- besides that one i can only recall two big fires besides that one- Moons garage and a paint ( ? ) wharehouse behind the hole in the wall pub. Anyone recall any large fires?

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There was a big fire at a factory in Old Basford, maybe in the 50's. I remember it cos it was nr my grandma's house, she lived on Cheltenham St. A nightwatchman died, I think.

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1975'ish big fire at Chilwell depot, mentioned elsewhere here.

late 1970s, Large factory fire, Castle Blvd. Magnet Joinery comes to mind?

Demolished and built MFI in its place (now that's gone)

There was also a large fire that started in a Chinese restaurant in the centre of Mansfield. 1980s?

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Railway sleepers at the storage depot near Lenton Junction sometime in the 70s. I remember seeing Lenton Flats silhouetted in the glow.

Going back even further to the mid fifties when I was very young. We had been to Central Market where my Dad bought an apple tree (a Cox) and when we emerged there was a massive commotion nearby. It was the council rent office on fire. It was just around the corner then. I might have been young but I well remember huge flames and the firemen holding all these women back who were shouting 'Burn! Burn!.

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From my time in the army, the fire at Chilwell was known as FOFAC. If you needed any kit, the storeman would usually say this. It meant Eff off fire at Chilwell. A more modern variant is FOFAD - Fire at Donnington. No chance of new kit of whatever type.

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Sankey's in Bulwell, the pall of smoke went over north Notts where a load of people collapsed at a jazz band knees-up. Mass hysteria was blamed, or was it the smoke?

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I remember seeing a textile factory fire at Bobbers Mill in the 60s. Made me late for a date!

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Anyone remember the fire at Forest in '68? I wasn't at the match myself, but living at Trent Bridge I can remember the smoke cloud and fire engines. Thankfully no casualties but the Main stand was completely burnt down.

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Big four storey factory fire on Mount Street just above Duke Street Basford sometime in the 50s. A good few years later the factory on the corner of Mount Street and Gladstone Street went the same way.

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Not sure, but there was serious damage. I was a County fan and Forest played their home matches there until the stand was rebuilt.

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My boyfriend (now husband) and I were watching Forest in the stand when it caught fire. It was the day we became officially engaged and we think it might have been our burning passion that ignited it.

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I was there too. Playing Leeds United.

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Fire on Barker Gate.nottmpix-1191.jpgLooks like the Commer from Central.nottmpix-1221.jpgBedford. With the 999 reg.nottmpix-1241.jpgLooks serious!..the Dennis is there too.

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Bedford TK pump 999 STV,    Commer ET, RTV 999,    Dennis F12 Pump Escape, UAU 999. 

 

The F12 still exists, an enthusiast in the Sunderland area has it. First machine I ever went to a fire in, early July 1968.

 

Great days, great days...……..wipes a tear...…..

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Thanks Fogrider..living so near..i might have met you. I did like that Bedford..and it could shift!...the trail of water on the tarmac of Shakespeare St.told us kids there was an emergency!

Ian.

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Might be of interest to someone

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Mrs P at the side of engine

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Rog

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Love the first one Rog.what make is that?..BTW. i was Banksman for years in Cork and Dover..any Royston Busaras pics from quarry days.

A Derby crowd came to the civil i was on.

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Lincolnshire fire aid,Derbyshire fire brigade, what's the difference?

 

Mrs P with another one

 

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Rog

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First one, the grey one, is a Fordson 7V escape carrying unit, around 1940/42. Ford V8 side valve. Grey paint used to show they were part of the Defence of the Realm equipment, rather than the "red engines" of the main fire brigades..

 

Used to own one for a few years when I was really into WW2 stuff (AFS and NFS). Quite rare now.

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Here's one for you Ian, not one I've worked on though, Ruston Bucyrus 52B 52 ton on steam shovel, difference between shovel and excavator/digger is shovel buckets face forward and excavators/diggers face back towards the cab, but you probably knew that anyway, think I've got a couple more pics somewhere,I'll find em out

 

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Rog

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