South Eastern Fire Brigade

Fire Engine

Dennis Ace

Fire Engine  -  Dennis Ace, 1936

At West Norton Place, Abbeyhill

South East Fire Brigade Fire Engine  -  SY5885, Dennis New World Ace at West Norton Place, Abbeyhill

    Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Scott, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England

Fire Engine

Dennis Ace

Thank you to Ian Scott for allowing me to reproduce the photograph above of the 1936 Dennis Ace Fire Engine.  Ian tells me that the Ace was also known as the "Flying Pig".

The engine had the new style of bodywork that came into vogue in the 1930s, known as 'New World'.  It was operated by Penicuik Fire Brigade which became part of:

-  National Fire Service (1941-48) then

-  South Eastern Area Fire Brigade (1948-75) then

-  Lothian & Borders Fire Brigade (1975 to date).

This engine is now preserved in the Lothian & Borders Fire Brigade Museum at Lauriston Place, Edinburgh.

Lauriston Place Fire Station    -  9 May 1994

West Norton Place

Judging by the cars in the background, this photo may have been taken some time around the 1960s or 1970s.

South East Fire Brigade Fire Engine  -  SY5885, Dennis New World Ace at West Norton Place, Abbeyhill

Ian points out that the buildings in the background are 4-8, West Norton Place (now demolished).  West Norton Place is a continuation of Easter Road to the south.  The road still exists, but not these buildings.  it is close to the site of the old fire station at the east end of London Road, Abbeyhill.

Acknowledgement:  Ian Scott + Graeme Kirkwood's Penicuik Fire Brigade web site

 

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The old  fire station, now a fire station museum, in Lauriston Place  -  1935

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