Twinwood Airfield in Clapham, Bedfordshire is host to UNDER FIRE – Britain’s only wartime fire service museum. A privately owned collection, it is open on most of the weekends when the whole Twinwood site is open to the public.
Located in Hut 37, one of the former RAF accommodation blocks, the museum is in the form of a utility fire station built sometime in the 1940s.
Available for research is an extensive collection of fire service and home front literature including some 30,000 photographs.
There is also a conventional Exhibition Room with cabinets containing uniforms, equipment and other items of interest.
A member of the Association of Independent Museums and Fire Heritage Network UK, UNDER FIRE also regularly stages exhibitions offsite in support of WW2 events in other locations. In 2006 this entailed trips to Middlesex, Norfolk, Bucks, Herts and Wales.
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