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.