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Welsh Area Fire Engine Restoration Society (WAFERS)

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Photographs of Restored Fire Engines 

Below are just some examples of the vintage appliances can be viewed at our Museum.  Please note that not of all of the vehicles are located at the Museum due to lack of space - please ask when arranging a visit to ensure that you are able to view your favourites! 

Manual fire pump

Shan Mason Steamer
circa 1890s
Horse drawn steamer from Tenbury.  This is a horse drawn steamer pump.

Caerphilly Appliance

Formerly owned by the Home Office. Used during the WWII bombings at Cardiff and Port Talbot docks. Reg. 1939. Later used at Caerphilly.

Yorkshire Appliance

Fire appliance from Ilkley, Yorkshire. Donated on a long term lease from Fire Service College in Moreton in Marsh. Reg 1939

1934 Commer

1934 Commer Fire Appliance.  Stationed in the Armstrong Sidley Motorworks in Coventry. It was the only machine available to attend the initial call of the bombing of Coventry Cathedral during WW2.

Austin Towing vehicle

Austin Towing vehicle & fire personnel carrier.  Based in Devon and served during the Bombing of WW2 in Plymouth.  Towed a Dennis trailer pump at rear and carried 6/8 men.   Registered 1941

Green Goddess

Green Goddess bought from the Home Office. Served in Scotland. Kept for use by Army during strikes. WAFERS own 2 Green Goddesses. 1950s. 

Bedford Water Tender

1970 Bedford TK Water Tender.  Served Warwickshire including Kiddlington Station.  3l engine. 14,000 miles. Purchased straight off the run - did not need restoring. Fully equipped.

Monsanto Chemicals appliance

Leyland Fire Appliance.  Built purposely for Monsanto Chemicals in Newport.  Unusual in that it carried foam not water to fight chemical fires. Reg 1949. Shown at a parade.

Bedford Appliance

Bedford SB reg 1951.  One of only 26 built and unique as it was built as a pump rather than as an escape vehicle. Served in Fort Dunlop in Birmingham.  Owned and restored by Ray Evans.

Trailer Pump and Austin Towing Vehicle

Selection of AFS and WWII exibits
including a Trailer Pump and Austin Towing Vehicle.

Shand Mason Steamer

General view of a Victorian Station
mockup, including a Shand Mason Steamer.

Victorian Fire Station

General view of mockup a
Victorian Fire Station.

Victorian Fire Station

General view mockup of a
Victorian Fire Station.

Hydrant Markers, Stand Pipers and etc

Selection of Hydrant Markers, Stand Pipers and etc.

Helmet Collection

Section of our Helmet Collection.

Fire Service Medals

Display of Fire Service Medals.

Shand Mason Steam Pumper

Shand Mason Steam Pumper.
Ex-Tutbury, Gloucester.

Insurance Plaque Collection

Part View of the
Insurance Plaque Collection.

Various Appliances

General View of some of the
Appliancies on Display in Museum.


AEC Regent MKIII. Ex-Aberdare, Glamorgan. Click here for a History.

Fire Helemets

Selection of Helmets from the Museum Display.

Datsun converted appliance

This unique vehicle is a two thirds scale Datsun van which has been converted to a 1939 Dennis Fire appliance.  It has a water pump and is used for children to play with.

Land Rover

Land Rover Fire Appliance.  Formerly based at BP Llandarcy and donated by BP.  It has been fully restored. Reg 1989.  Used today as a recovery vehicle by WAFERS.

WAFERS own 16 fire appliances, 5 trailer pumps, 1 deluge pump. 8/10 featherweight pumps and 4 hand pumps. 

Our Museum shows a selection of this large collection.



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