Gallery: Fun for children at Ride a Fire Engine Day at Ipswich Transport Museum

Ride a Fire Engine Day at Ipswich Transport Museum. Nathan Moon, three

Ride a Fire Engine Day at Ipswich Transport Museum. Nathan Moon, three

Children had the chance to be a firefighter for the day at Ipswich Transport Museum.

Around 800 people visited the attraction off Cobham Road for its ‘Ride a Fire Engine Day’ earlier today.

Museum trustee, Mark Smith, said children were sent home smiling as they explored the four vintage fire engines on display.

“There was a fantastic atmosphere and it was a buzzing day, there was lots of people around,” he said.

“We also showed people around an 1880 horse-drawn tram which he have got a £49,000 Lottery grant to restore.

“Everybody had smiling faces and enjoyed themselves, it’s not very often you get the chance to ride in a fire engine.”

The four running vintage fire engines were from the 1950s.

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There was also an Eastern Counties double-decker bus from the same time period which was available to explore.

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