Preston Park Fire Engine Rally





Part of the TAFER Team posed against arena backdrop 2011 


There are lots of volunteers who make Preston Park possible, many with Fire Service backgrounds & some without, some who have attended almost from birth & are now taking active roles on the weekend & some more recent recruits, all are valued members of the team.

Contacts for the event.

Brett Clayton

Secretary & original member of the TAFER committee, a former Fire fighter in County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service for 31 years, currently has 7  preserved fire appliances. For any queries relating to the event or if you wish to book a Fire related charity stall please contact Brett on 01325 -377011 or email

Brett looking busy as always during the weekend!



Nigel Howarth

 Fire & Rescue Service Contact


Nigel although a self employed plumber has a Fire Brigade heritage through marrying into the Clark family - the late John Clark was the Senior Fire Prevention Officer in Durham County Fire Brigade & the whole family have supported the event from the beginning. Nigel himself is a Retained Crew Manager on the RDS system on Durham station & own's  preserved Fire Appliance's, Nigel's son Christopher who has grown up with the rally has now followed the family tradition as a member of the RDS crew at Durham Fire Station.



Nigel celebrating his 40th Birthday at the event in 2010 in true rally fashion!


Fiona Bayes

Press & Publicity Contact


Fiona was born into the Fire Service & preservation family, her family own 2 preseved Fire 

appliances.  She serves with Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service in the control room & takes 

a keen interest in the Fire Service past & present.


or tel: 07807060778










Fiona at the Cenotaph, Whitehall,

representing the Fire & Rescue Service                                        The 'Bayes' family F8, making a

                                                                                                welcome return after a number of

                                                                                                    years undergoing refurbishment.



Rally marshall's paying tribute to the 'Cheapside Anniversary' disaster