240FLM and her crew were delighted to have been invited along to participate as an attraction at Stoke Newington on Saturday 12th August. Fine weather and an enthusiastic crowd were welcomed into the station to view modern and old appliances as well as being able to participate in a little "squirt" of a hose or two. Other fun attractions included the traditional "wet sponge" throwing, copious cups of tea and cakes from the ever popular and incredibly important Salvation Army canteen van which has been a part of the LFB history for many, many decades and a view of one of tjhe LFB Turtntable Ladders from Tottenham Fire Station being put through its paces.
LFB Fire Cadets, attached to many stations, were in attendance to offer guidance to visitors and generally chat to the younger visitors about a potential career in the Fire Service.
Our old appliance, gleaming beautifully in the sun on the station forecourt was the main attraction, and, it has to be said it's very presence brought in hundreds of interested passing people to have a look and chat about its history.
A lovely day with lovely people in lovely weather, doesn't get much better than that.
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