Brooklands Emergency Services Day
More than 4000 classic fans head to Brooklands for a day of blues ‘n’ twos
Brooklands opened its normally peaceful surroundings to the sound of two-tone sirens and Winkworth bells on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May for the venue’s annual Emergency Services Day.
A crowd of 4132 – slightly up on last year’s figures – enjoyed ring displays of equipment by current emergency services, which kept the large number of children present amused. There were also plenty of massive fire and emergency appliances for kids to climb around and get excited about. The tanker tilt demo in the shadow of the test hill and large rescue crane created a lot of interest, while the modern services were keen to interact with kids in the hope they may turn out to be the ambulance crews and police officers of the future.
There was a large turnout of classic vehicles from classic police vehicle club, Police Car UK, and larger appliances with names such as Dennis and Scammell. It was a very successful day that attracted a total of 90 vehicles and it has now become a firm fixture on the Brooklands events calendar.
Alex Lee from Surrey poses with his 1978 police Minivan.
Dave Butler with his Ford Transit MkII petrol Special Branch anti-terrorist van.
1956 Bedford RLHZ with owners Anne, Paul, David and Mark Nash.
This 1966 police Volvo 121 Amazon was rescued by Steve Woodward.
Ernie Jupp with the Rover SD1 used in the Stansted Airport-Cromwell Hospital liver run.