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The Mayor of Omagh was late, detained by heated discussion at the Fire and Accident committee over the fate of the old fire engine now they had delivery of a spanking new red machine. The miserable bean counters, wanted to sell it to offset viscous government cuts. A romantic faction held a soft spot for the faithful old wagon, a 1952 classic Dennis F8 New World bodied fire appliance and argued to retain it. After prolonged discussion a brainwave - in a truly Irish compromise the Council decided to keep it on standby for false-alarms to relieve the new appliance.

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    This is even funnier when I note that it’s true!

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