London Fire Brigade commissioner visits Romford firefighters restoring vintage fire engine
PUBLISHED: 17:03 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 27 February 2018
The London Fire Commissioner has met with retired firefighters who have been re-building a vintage fire engine in Romford.
Dany Cotton, London Fire Brigade (LFB) commissioner, visited Romford Fire Station in Pettits Boulevard on Monday, February 26.
A group of around 70 retired firefighters have been working to restore a vintage fire engine there over the past few years.
The turntable ladder originally retired in 1981, however it was discovered by the London Fire Brigade retirees on eBay four years ago.
Ms Cotton allowed the firefighters to store the vehicle at Romford Fire Station while they worked on re-building it.
Speaking about its restoration, Romford and Hornchurch station manager Colin Digby said: “Both myself and borough commander Paul Hobbs are grateful to the commissioner for allowing the restored vehicle to be housed in Romford and it will be a great talking point, especially with the young groups we have visiting the station.”