Welcome to the Welsh Museum of Fire

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Welsh Area Fire Engine Restoration Society (WAFERS)

Tel: 01639 635761 or 01792 813770

 

About WAFERS

WAFERS: The Welsh Area Fire Engine Restoration Society was founded in 1994 by a group of enthusiasts, with the aim of preserving fire engines, equipment and miscellanea such as badges, uniforms, documentation, old photos, newspaper cuttings, equipment etc from the Principality and other areas.

Members of WAFERS are drawn from many occupations, serving or retired fire fighters, students, senior citizens, professional and lay persons alike, and aged from 16 to well into retirement. In fact anyone who has an interest in fire fighting history or in preserving our fire fighting heritage for the enjoyment of present and future generations

restored fire engine

Many individual skills are brought together in members. Some are able to work in a practical way by restoring, repairing and painting, other less able members work on the documentation and research or on our fund-raising stall at  events.

WAFERS is based at Lonlas Village Workshops, Skewen, Neath, where a small museum has been established. Many exhibits are on show, with more arriving regularly.  Work on preparing and cataloguing these exhibits is on going.

Visitors to the Museum can see what is being restored, as well as being able to look at the exhibits on show, which serves to illustrate fire fighting through the ages.

Vintage fire poster

There are a number of exhibits which were used during the Second World War, for example uniforms, hoses, pumps etc. Old photographs show the development of fire fighting procedures and change of uniform styles.

Fire engines from the 1930s through to the 1960s are on show alongside the uniforms of those periods. 


   
For any further information please contact Malcolm Evans 01639 635761 or Ray Evans 01792 813770

 

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