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Sunday, 28 August 2011

This Never Happened On Trumpton


I'm sure you've all heard the old jokes about how many (add profession) does it take to change a (add description)? Well here's my version; how many firemen does it take to put out a wastebin fire? Well in this case, three. One to hold the hose, one to turn the water on, and another to make sure no one gets wet!

For those of you that don't know Trumpton was a children's puppet show from the 1960s and 70s. They had a fire station and in every episode they were called out to do something, but it was never to put out a fire. Besides Captain Flack the chief fire officer, there was Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb. Seven firemen to save cats from trees, rescue kites etc. Wouldn't happen today with all the cuts in public services.