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2 fantastic photo's !, the main one shows two pre-war Leylands, the guys covered in foam, the guy in the middle shouldering a No2 foam making branch. Protein  foam compound  smelled  FOUL !.Brewed up, apparently, from 'bulls blood and bollocks'. It expanded 9 to 1 with water for use on petrol/oil type fires. Could be after 1941 as the length of rolled up hose is the Canadian type, bought in after British manufacturers got together to put the price up, screwing the Home Office in their desperation for hose.!

 

The lower photo is a Bedford heavy pump unit, the crew have AFS cap badges, probably 1939 to 1941.maybe their new toy?

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Good old Commer, clearly in Centrals' yard. What a great find Ian. Must have been very early 50's as the Commers had gone before I joined in early 68. Except the Emergency Tender, that survived until around 1973.

Like that little red van !, we did have a red van, a Commer personnel carrier, us recruits were delivered to Birmingham for the initial  training course. Only went in it once and it was disposed off. I went to Brum each week on my DBD34 Goldstar, wish I still had that !

 

I assume the Nottingham red van in the photo is somewhere in America (red flashing light ).

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Cheers Fog..healthy 2019 to you...never thanked you for determining the ingredients for that foam!

Ian.

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On 12/13/2018 at 12:10 PM, IAN123. said:

Fogrider might recognise these?67635592-carvings.jpg

Yep, on the sides of the Central Fire Station door! I believe the lizard is a salamander, which in its mythical form is supposed to be impervious to fires, hence appropriate for a fire station.

 

The unit in the lower of the previous photos I have seen identified as Beeston Fire Brigade, taken at the old firemen's housing on Villa St.

 

Is there a specific thread on the Dakin's fire? I have only been on Nottstalgia a few days, but have seen several references to it, and am curious. I always thought that end of Talbot St. looked a mess - is that why?

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On 9/22/2018 at 9:10 PM, plantfit said:

Two types of lanyard that is fastened to the harness, a fall arrest lanyard is a self retracting lanyard that when in use will slowly release more lanyard if you fall from height, little or no shock loading,these have to be worn when working at any height,

The other type is called a rescue lanyard, these are a fixed length lanyard but are fastened to the harness in the same way as the fall arrest, wear this type for working in confined spaces where, in the event of something happening to the wearer ie: collasped, taken ill or unable to escape by own means.the harness has to be adjusted to the wearer,if it's too loose and the wearer falls certain body parts could be become trapped in the straps which don't bear thinking about (I have seen actual photo's of that) if the harness is too tight then it becomes uncomfortable and the wearer won't be able to carry out the task safely

In order to wear any of this equipment safely you need to be trained by specialist companies and need to take refresher training every three or five years, I did my rescue training etc at the Mines Rescue Center in Mansfield

 

Rog

Just to correct a few points, a fall arrest lanyard does not retract in the event of a fall, it actually extends slowly to prevent the person receiving a shock to the body.(5kn) whereas, a fall restraint lanyard stops you from falling in the first place!. a confined space harness has a different attachment point, so that the casualty can be retrieved vertically. There is more technical stuff i could go into, but the basics are as above.

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The mythical Salamander! They are lovely creatures. Had a lot of them in our French place. The myth was due to Salamanders having been seen to emerge from fires. I had an outdoor fireplace in a ruin. The woodpile was just a few metres away. One evening to my astonishment a Salamander scuffled out of a blazing fire. It had obviously been residing in one of the logs. It seemed quite unharmed.

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Saw loads when we were renovating our place in Brittany several years ago. They loved being in the outhouses and barn, where it was quiet. Beautiful red, orange and yellow skins.

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Fishfinger, Dakins building was where Bowmans House is now, that grey  4 storey (plus a lower ground) building backing onto the general cemetary.  I don't think there is a specific thread, some of the references were created when I was doing some research on that building. Nottstalgia put me on track for aerial photo's (picture the past) and old maps.

Thanks to Clifton ,on here, those extra details have helped me complete a detailed story of that fire.

 

The building was demolished soon after the fire  (1969) as it was declared dangerous.

 

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16 hours ago, Fishfinger said:

Is there a specific thread on the Dakin's fire? I have only been on Nottstalgia a few days, but have seen several references to it, and am curious. I always thought that end of Talbot St. looked a mess - is that why?

 

This is the thread which has a lot more on the fire...  https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/15836-large-scale-map-talbot-street/?

 

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Quote..Fly2..saw loads when renovating!

 

Hope the saw wasn't too sharp!

 

Loosen up..All creatures are allowed one discrepancy over Christmas & New Year!

 

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Agree Fishfinger ..the picture is Beeston, first found it well over a decade ago, man in the picture looks very like my Grandfather but according to family memories he was based at Leenside.

 

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The old Firestation on South Sherwood St. behind The Guildhall.old-fire-gates.jpgWheeled ladders  provide a guard of honour for the days coronation.

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I can't find owt about the Queens Road fire in '67...though when i  skivvied at Boots Picture Framing Dept...there was a place that was boarded up for yonks.65968-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgParrs fire in 1973..perhaps Fogrider recognises a few faces.

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Nope, don't recognise anyone. But, the back of that machine doesn't look like a City machine. Not sure where Parrs were, somewhere on the outskirts ? I don't remember when we changed from black leggings to the yellow "trousers", the county had them before us I'm sure and there are both types on the photo. I suspect City and County were working together .

 

Another interesting find Ian, great to see

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Dated 1931..at the old firehouse on South Sherwood St.67372-1-280-99999-unpad.jpgFirehose drill behind The Guildhall.

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Any information much appreciated, was there a Fire Station in the Leenside area in the 1930-40's ?

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HSR yes there was a City Fire Brigade Station on Triumph Road, this was up until 1961-2.  This was when Dunkirk Fire Station was 

completed and manned. The dates are as close as I can determine, hope that helps.

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Thank you Trogg ! The Triumph Road reference googled me to the Lenton Times website..brilliant!

 

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HSR thanks for the link to LentonTimes, found photos and information I haven't seen before, I even recognised one of the names . cheers.

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When I was young, i remember a fire at the then, new post office building at the bottom of Bath st, St Ann's. It seemed like a large fire, or was that just my childhood memories playing tricks?

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I can remember that fire , it was on one of the upper floors , it was going quite well on arrival and the number of stairs to climb and carry the equipment before even the start of firefighting. It took some time before it was fully extinguished.

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