Fire Appliance

Scale/Gauge12″ to the Foot
Region/EraCrosfield & Sons, Warrinton / 1955
OwnerCheshire Fire Service (John Slater)

The appliance is classified as a Dennis F2 Fire engine.

It was built in 1955 & was first owned by Josepth Crosfield & Sons of Warrington.

It was to provide fire cover for their works site where they manufactured soaps and alkalis. They were later absorbed into Lever Brothers Speciality Chemicals Division which, in turn, became ICI in 1997

The appliance was retired in 1977 after 22 years of service and passed into the hands of Warrington Bus Corporation for preservation.

In 2002 it changed hands again and was passed to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service who undertook a total restoration. Unfortunately, the original engine could not be restored and was replaced by a Perkins engine.

These days the appliance performs a valuable service as an ambassador for the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, attending many rallies, galas, road shows and exhibitions.