Dennis Fire Engine Sawbridgeworth Fire Brigade 1897 - to the early 1970's and beyond.
with other town information and views
Dedicated to those who unselfeshly gave of their time and loyalty to their fellow citizens.
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With acknowledgement to Ben Hawkins, Historian, RCS Motor Club


From the Dennis archives the fire engine sold to Sawbridgeworth was delivered to the LFB on 19/11/1913. It was ordered as part of a batch of 6 pumps and 5 escape vans. The pumps costing 895 pounds each.
Chassis Number 3505
Engine Number 6357, 127x180mm White and Poppe
Body no: 3597

From the LFB archives I have put together a lot of info and know it must have been either motor pump 26, 27 or 28. However I strongly suspect it was pump 26. My data shows this pump was based at LFB station 68, Redcross Street.

I will let you know if I find any more info on this appliance

I hope to put up a lot more pre-war LFB info on our website http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/rcsmotor/ sometime soon, but I have just started working with other enthusiasts to complete my fleetlist. Hopefully my trip to the LFB library at the end of the month will help sort it out.

I remember having seen a couple of photos of LH8642 whilst in Sawbridgeworth in our clubs archives. I have a feeling they are duplicates of photos you have, but I will check next time I am there.

Ben