Welcome to the Web Blog of Strathclyde Fire Brigade Preservation Group 2008

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19 Responses to Welcome to the Web Blog of Strathclyde Fire Brigade Preservation Group 2008

  1. George says:

    Please use this for comments from Jan 2008

  2. Dave says:

    All members

    AGM
    Wednesday 30th January 2008. 1900hours
    Safety Centre, Fire Station,Canal Street ,Paisley

    Dave.

  3. Bob Wright says:

    The Group has been offered some redundant office furniture which we intend to collect and store on Saturday 26th January. If anyone can spare some time on Saturday then contact either Dave Adam or myself.

  4. Bob Wright says:

    To all members of Strathclyde Fire Brigade Preservation Group.

    Following the announcement made at the AGM of the Preservation Group on 30th January, all members are reminded that the Group will again be attending the Memorabilia Sale at Sheffield on Sunday 6th April 2008. This year we are going to extend the visit to 2 nights, with the first night’s accommodation (Friday 4th April) at the Fire Service College, Moreton in Marsh and the second night at Sheffield.

    The cost of the dinner bed and breakfast at the FSC is £46.00 pp and the accommodation at Sheffield will be approximately £30.00 pp for bed and breakfast accommodation.

    Arrangements have been made to visit to the newly opened Heritage Centre within the College on Friday 4th April and to the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon on Saturday 5th April.

    This trip is open to all members of the Preservation Group and the closing date is Friday 14th March. Any member/s wishing to attend please let me know ASAP together with any request for shared accommodation.

    Bob Wright,

    Chairman.

  5. D Adam says:

    Warehouse Update.

    The new entry date for the group’s warehouse is Thursday 1st May 2008.
    Would group members make themself available ;
    Weekend 3/4th May for the Big Move.
    For futher information contact myself or Bob Wright.

    Dave Adam.
    Group Secretary

  6. EDDIE GRAY says:

    i will be available on the 3rd of may

  7. Bob Wright says:

    We have been offered a space with the Dennis F8 at this year’s Commercial Motor Show at the NEC Birmingham. The show runs from Tuesday 15th – Thursday 17th April and the organisers have agreed to foot the bill for both the exhibition space and the transportation to and from the NEC.

    To assist with getting the appliance ready for the show, I am asking for as many volunteers as possible to come along to Cowcaddens Fire Station on Tuesday 8th April at 19.00hrs and help with cleaning gear etc. If you can spare some time then come along.

    Bob Wright,
    Chairman.

  8. Bob Wright says:

    The Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC Birmingham.

    I would like to express my sincere thanks to all who assisted in getting the Dennis F8 ready for its participation in the Commercial Show at the NEC Birmingham. The event was a complete success with a great deal of interest being shown in the appliance.

    My thanks also go to Dave Adam and Eddie Gray who flew the flag for Strathclyde Fire Brigade Preservation Group, to Bob Bonner and Geoff Bottomley of the Rochdale Fire Museum, to Pat Murfin of the Friends of the Fire Services Museum Trust and to Colin Lamb and Ian Forrester of the West Mids Community Heritage Group.

    This whole exercise was another excellent example of ‘Mutual Assistance’ within the member Groups of the Fire Heritage Network UK.

    Thanks also go to Jim Smith of Kerr & Smith who supplied the transportation to and from the NEC, and to Dave Watt the driver, for his expertise in getting the F8 there and back safely.

    Well done to all involved.

    Bob Wright,
    Chairman,
    Strathclyde Fire Brigade Preservation Group.

  9. Bob Wright says:

    For those who have not heard the good news, check this out.

    http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/articles/1/22960

    Looks like all the hard work is going to pay off.

    Bob Wright.
    Chariman.

  10. Cosybike says:

    I ve got some piccies from Renfrew Gala day if you want them. Cosybike stealin your Thunder! The kids were all shouting nee naw nee naw as we followed you up the lane!
    Drop us an email and I can send them. Cosybike might be great for some preservation Fundraising or could be used at any events you might organise yourself. I do have a Blue Light on standby just in case…

  11. Snatcher says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Snatcher.

  12. Bob Wright says:

    Collections Care and Management Course, FSC Moreton in Marsh.

    I have added a link to an article I wrote on the course George Wylie and I attended at the Fire Service College.

    http://gallery.fire-heritage-network.org/

  13. Bob Wright says:

    To all our members.

    I would like to thank all those who took part in the highly successful Preston Hall event. We went there with 7 appliances and 5 of them – the Austin Gipsy, Fire Warrior, Jim Smiths’s T.L. and Davie McAusland’s Landrover, won prizes, in addition to the Best Overall Trophy won by the Dennis F8.

    A lot of hard work went into getting the vehicles there and then presenting them in show condition.
    My thanks goes to all involved for a great team effort not only for this weekend but for all the events and shows we have attended so far this year.

    Bob Wright,
    Chairman.

  14. Bob Wright says:

    Hi Guys,

    I’m looking for volunteers for Saturday 12th July to assist at the Knightswood Park event. If you can spare a few hours then please get in touch.

  15. Baron Schlitz von Tinkel says:

    Vee in zee German brooing eendustry are flaming mad and hopping furious zat von of your numbers zis trying to muscle in on our antique beer sales. As syoo know vee are zee best makers of lager beer in zee vorld despite vot you say about your Tinnints lager – kapoot beer!

    Vee vould ask you to refrain from zee practise of selling ye olde bottles of ze best Deutsche lager (vel eet vaws 3 years ago) to ze unsuspecting public. Zee game ees up!

  16. Dr. Giggles says:

    Dilbert the Fearless Earless Firefighting Mannequin would like to thank all members of the Preservation Group who expressed their concern and best wishes following the injury he sustained at the Old Greenock Fire Station Open Doors day at the weekend.

    I have the pleasant task of informing you all that Dilbert underwent Radical surgery at the private practice of “Dr Does That Guy never Smile” AKA Dr Giggles-AKA “Does that Handbrake work ok”

    Dilbert’s ear was re-grafted into position and held in place with an unorthodox but safe surgical adhesive.

    Sadly Dilbert will never be that handsome chap we all know and respect as he has significant scarring around the injury.

    In true grit Brigade style !! Dilbert did not utter one work during the surgery and refused all medication prior to and following his operation.

    However, I am assured that the master of “Make Up” Mr. Adams is going to teach Dilbert how to apply some foundation cream to the injured area to disguise the scarring.
    I am further informed that the foundation cream Mr Adams is going to use on Dilbert will be of a much better quality that the one he himself uses. Then again, I think he gets his by the truckload from Blue Circle or Portland!!!

    All the best Dilbert !!!! Hope to see you backtogether again Next Year !!!
    PS. Once you get you arms and hands reattached, Perhaps you could drop us a message to let us know how you are getting on. Hopefully, you won’t be stuck in the same position again….

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