Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Leyland Cub Fire Engine
Leyland Cub Fire Engine
Date:1938
Registration:PV 4974
Acquired by the Museum:1976
Current State:Fully restored and operational
This vehicle was delivered new to the Ipswich Fire Brigade in November 1938, and carries the registration PV 4974. It was the first fully enclosed fire engine in the Ipswich fleet and this made it unpopular with crews in the early part of its life. It remained based at Ipswich until the early 1950s (apart from a period on loan to London during the Blitz in 1940) when it was transferred to Sudbury, where it remained until withdrawn from active service in 1959.

It then spent 8 years as a training machine before being purchased for preservation in 1967. After a few years attending rallies it was dismantled for restoration, a long process, which was finally completed in 1986. It is presently fitted with a Bayley 50' wheeled escape ladder, although originally fitted with a lightweight metal ladder.