Open day was hot favourite

Felix Fretter, four, plays in a 1927 Dennis fire engine on display at Weedon's National Fire Service Museum.
Felix Fretter, four, plays in a 1927 Dennis fire engine on display at Weedon's National Fire Service Museum.
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A GREAT day was had by all attending the Fireworld Weedon Depot community open day on Saturday.

Some 1,500 people braved the rain to enjoy the activities, which ranged from Weedon Bec Primary School choir to demonstrations by the fire and rescue service.

Other highlights were demonstrations from the Towcester Aikido Club and Morris dancing from the Moulton Morris men.

Guests were also able to enjoy exhibits of fire brigade equipment old and new – from handcarts to cutting-edge firefighting vehicles – alongside play areas, stalls, archery and table displays around the area.

People were also able to enjoy musket firing and marching demonstrations from the Napoleonic Re-enactment Regiment, the Spitfire group in Second World War costume alongside the circus performances from Combust.

Adventurous youngsters also had the opportunity to take part in hula hoop displays, or join with the re-enactment regiment for marching and bayonet lessons.

Felix Fretter, four, plays in a 1927 Dennis fire engine on display at Weedon’s National Fire Service Museum.

(Photo by the Northampton Chronicle and Echo)