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Cheltenham  1955. Help Info needed
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No: 30207   Contributor: Andy Holtham   Year: 1955   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
Cheltenham 1955. Help Info needed

My late dad (Leslie Holtham)took this picture with a few others, in 1955 when a fireman at the then stn. B12 Cheltenham Glos, when in Lansdown road Chelt.
The machine to the right of the Commer Wrt was the T.L. If anyone has a picture/reg/details of this TL I would love to know! I have a news-cutting photo of the TL turning out, with my dad & a crew-mate standing up on the side, hanging on to the ladder rail, getting his tunic on!! The pic is poor quality. Glos F&RS are unable to find any info,even the 'old guard'that are left! ???
Picture added on 08 December 2011 at 12:50
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Andy, you may have seen it, but on youtube is colour film of the TL, search for Cheltenham municipal office fire.

Added by Bristol Bob on 08 December 2011.
Bristol Bob. Yes Bob I have seen the footage on You-tube, it is exceptional. My dad left the Glos service in 1959 to go to Salisbury fire station as a Sub O, just prior to this fire in 1960! Thanks for the info though!

Added by Andy Holtham on 09 December 2011.
I think the Dennis TL registration was possibly GXA74. I'm sure somewhere I have a photo of it in the old Station at Cheltenham (as above) as well as it pulling out of the new station. They are not my photos though and I bought them off a well known auction site so I have no idea whose they are. Not sure if the editor will allow me to post them on here given I dont know who to credit them to. They are very old black and white photos.

Note from the editor: If you don't have the copyright or permission of the photographer we can't publish the photo(s)

Added by Paul Pickford on 10 December 2011.
Hi Paul, John Needs has kindly confirmed that the reg. was GXA74. would it be possible to e.mail the pics to me? Perhaps the Editor could confirm if this is acceptable, I totally understand the copyright issues. I would be very grateful, as I dont have any 'proper pictures' of this appliance.

Note from the editor: What you are sending by e-mail to each other is not of our concern, we only watch the copyright issues on our website(s).

Added by Andy Holtham on 11 December 2011.
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