After 5 years, our Chairman Peter Russell has decided its time to stow his firegear away and take a well earned rest from his " Chairman's" role in our group. Peter, and his lovely wife, Julia, were instrumental in getting our group off the ground right from the very first suggestion of 240FLM being purchased and restored.
Between them, they established contact with the seller of the appliance, organised the coming together of the early founder members, provided a venue for our first meeting, formulated the committee and its early steps to being the organisation that it is today, and ,notwithstanding that effort, they then generously provided the appliance with its first home in their back garden in Cambridgeshire!.
Without this home, we would not have been able to even contemplate purchasing the vehicle let alone undertaking any form of restoration. From late 2014 right up to the day the vehicle let Cambridgeshire and made its way " Home" to the LFB at Romford on November 22nd 2017, Peter & Julia always had their door open to us to undertake the work needed to get the appliance restored and whoever visited was always handed a fine sandwich or hot soup and always plenty of tea.
Peter continued with his duties by making invaluable contacts within the current hierarchy of the LFB, and in doing so enabled our President, Dany Cotton to become aware of who we were and what we were trying to achieve.
It is not unreasonable to state that without Peter & Julia, our group would not exist. Thankyou from all your friends and fellow members.