|With acknowledgement to Ben Hawkins,
Historian, RCS Motor Club in 2004.
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, London.
I will let you know if I find any more info on this appliance.
(Ben later confirmed he had failed to find any further details).
I hope to put up a lot more pre-war LFB info on our website
sometime soon, but I have just started working with other enthusiasts to
complete my fleet-list. 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.