An Old Fire Engine

The fire engines, one from 1918 and the other from 1921, are now on display at Gor Gathri, in collaboration with the Frontier Heritage Trust and Sarhad Conservation Council in Gor Gathri.

When the British left the subcontinent, they left bits and pieces of their heritage behind. In Peshawar, they also left two fire engines manufactured by Merryweather and Sons of London.These engines, one from 1918 and the other from 1921, are now on display
The engines brought in by the British government for the fire brigade building had been gathering dust for decades , with help from Maureen Lines, a social worker better known as Bibi Dow, took an interest in their restoration.
and began a campaign in 2008, when the authorities were willing to give the engines up as junk. The restoration work of the engines was completed at a cost of Rs25 million


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