Page 4.   Shelvoke & Drewry Enthusiasts' Club Newsletter - Spring 2018.

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.

A new member of the Facebook Group is Lloyd Whellams whose father served in Essex County Fire & Rescue Service. He sent in this account of the SPV’s purchased by Essex.
Three identical rescue tenders with bodywork by Pilcher Greene of Burgess Hill Sussex, were built for Essex with Reg. Nos. UTW 421W 422W & 423W, and based at Colchester, Grays and Harlow respectively. Next came a turntable ladder ANO 169 X based at Harlow. These were followed by a couple of hydraulic platforms on Shelvoke chassis with Saxon coachwork and Simon SS263 booms. Both of these A 353 MVX (Southend) and C 831 GNO (Colchester) were written off in RTA's on roundabouts.

Lloyd would be particularly interested to find out the fate of UTW 421 W as this was the Rescue Tender at Colchester where he lives.

Turntable Ladder ANO 169 X Ken Reid photo.

I have a further photo ofANO 169 X when it was advertised for sale a few years ago demonstrating that it has had a further life after retirement from Essex Fire & Rescue.

The top picture of  UTW 423 W by Graham Hopwood is taken from:-

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