Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Bedford on fire

In the last post, we had an Atkinson under water, so I thought I would continue with the disaster theme and show you a Bedford on fire. These photographs were taken in early February 1967. The J-Model Bedford was delivering fuel to Aub Goodman's farm on Pitt Road in Vervale (next to Cora Lynn) and it just caught on fire. There were two 44 gallon drums of petrol on the back, which went up first, then the two tanks of diesel caught fire. The driver escaped without injury.

The top two photographs were taken by my father, Frank Rouse and the bottom photograph was taken by my Uncle, Jim Rouse. It even made the front page of the local paper, The Koo-Wee-Rup Sun.

Koo-Wee-Rup Sun, Page 1, February 8, 1967.

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