Fire engine meets a slippery end

The fire engine in the bay of 82, Paulsgrove Road, Copnor, in 1944.
The fire engine in the bay of 82, Paulsgrove Road, Copnor, in 1944.
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This photo shows what happens when children turn the road into ice to skate on.

The engine was on an emergency and skidded on a very icy Paulsgrove Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, and ploughed into the bay window of number 82 in 1944.

I asked our former City Police Fireman Eddie Wallace if he knew what the engine was.

He told me it was the old Police Fire Brigade No1 engine. It was a Leyland vehicle and always ‘first away’ during the night.

By 1944 the engine had become part of the Portsmouth Section of the National Fire service.

Do any of you vehicle historians know what became of this fire engine?