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The Merryweather Project

Bringing Our Merryweather Home - Good As New

Once promised to Bexhill Museum in 1920 after years of service to the town, Bexhill's 1895 Merryweather horse-drawn, steam powered fire engine went on its travels elsewhere, and now more than 100 years later it's finally coming home. But it needs some love and care!

In 1984 Chief Fire Officer Eric Whittaker arranged for the machine to be loaned to the Fire Service National Museum Trust. 

The Trust recently wound up and so we are privileged to have this amazing piece of history back with us, after a 700 mile round trip to collect it. 

Working with Bexhill Museum, we are now planning a refurbishment programme before it goes on display permanently at the museum.