News: Gypsy tart originated from the Isle of Sheppey
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: Whitstable's first fire engine.  (Read 4529 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline unfairytale

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1311
  • Appreciation 31
Re: Whitstable's first fire engine.
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 19:55:18 »
The pump was presented to the town in 1867: Whitstable's first horse-drawn fire pump, to be manned by twenty-six volunteers and originally donated to Whitstable by Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society
When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/unfairytale/sets/

Jimbo

  • Guest
Re: Whitstable's first fire engine.
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 17:17:55 »
I think a similar one sits in the Kent museum.

I believe its the oldest bit of kit they have?

Offline afsrochester

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 587
  • Appreciation 36
Re: Whitstable's first fire engine.
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 05:13:27 »
I would say anywhere from 1800 to 1880-ish, judging from the design.

Offline peterchall

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3620
  • Appreciation 166
  • 25.06.1929 - 12.03.2016
Re: Whitstable's first fire engine.
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010, 21:48:51 »
Any idea of its age?
It's no use getting old if you don't get artful

Offline afsrochester

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 587
  • Appreciation 36
Re: Whitstable's first fire engine.
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 21:41:37 »
Lovely restoration job. A wonderful example of a manual engine used by the Insurance Brigades.

Offline colin haggart

  • Established Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 881
  • Appreciation 21
Whitstable's first fire engine.
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 20:52:37 »
Whilst in Whitstable on Saturday  went into the museum.

This is Whitstable's first fire engine, it's been restored to go in the museum.
I did ask if I could take photos, it's always best and polite to ask first.


 

BloQcs design by Bloc
SMF 2.0.11 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines