“: Fire engines as they used to be. This is a fire-engine cart dating from 1880. Note the primitive, bucket-style fire extinguisher pump on the left. It’s currently an exhibit at the National Trust’s Lanhydrock country house in Cornwall, this one was used in the fire which raged through the house in 1891”
My Formative years were spent between two wartime airfields, so each night was spent sleeping in shelters, and school was always tense as dogfights were being fought overhead, We made our own amusement in those days, and presents were second hand wooden toys if any could be found. My teenage life found me on Motorbikes and fast cars. , My Later life was dogged by peaks and troughs of health problems.