Green Goddess

The Green Goddess is the colloquial name for the Bedford RLHZ Self Propelled Pump, a fire engine used originally by the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) and latterly held in reserve by the Home Office until 2004. 

On hearing that the fleet was being disposed of we contacted the office of the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott,  In 2006 we received notification that we had been selected to receive one and we would have to collect it from Staffordshire. Arrangements were duly made and PGW 605, having been fully serviced the day before, and with a full set of documentation and spares, plus 26 gallons of petrol, started on her journey back to us. Needless to say, at only 6 mpg from the 4.9 litre 6 cylinder, a fill-up was soon required!  

All went well and she soon arrived at her new home with us, still with only 1800 miles on the clock and running in the new engine that was fitted at 360 miles. 

Regularly used to promote Whitewebbs, she can often be seen out and about in the local area.