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The Old Fire Station


On Durning Road in Liverpool stands a  listed building that was once a proud Fire and Police Station, now fading into decay and neglect.

As Liverpool expanded out of the city centre it was decided to build a fire station in the Edge Hill area and it was built in 1884, complete with fireman's pole (not something you would see in today's fire stations because of Health and Safety). When it was opened it housed a hand fire cart and three Fire Policemen patrolled the local area on foot. By 1911 the fire appliance was horse drawn and then in 1924 it had a motorised fire engine.

The station was closed in 1976 and finally the building has been empty since 2003. The local council has put in place a study to see what could be done with it but it remians to be seen whether any of this will happen.

The Old Fire Station


On Durning Road in Liverpool stands a  listed building that was once a proud Fire and Police Station, now fading into decay and neglect.

As Liverpool expanded out of the city centre it was decided to build a fire station in the Edge Hill area and it was built in 1884, complete with fireman's pole (not something you would see in today's fire stations because of Health and Safety). When it was opened it housed a hand fire cart and three Fire Policemen patrolled the local area on foot. By 1911 the fire appliance was horse drawn and then in 1924 it had a motorised fire engine.

The station was closed in 1976 and finally the building has been empty since 2003. The local council has put in place a study to see what could be done with it but it remians to be seen whether any of this will happen.

comments (5)

It would be a shame to lose a building like this
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Apr 2009, 11:19
Pity to see such a building in such a poor state of repair
Love the processing Les..it goes well with the old building.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Apr 2009, 18:37
Our fire stations have red trucks inside. At this station they service your car, it seems: brakes, exhaust, tyres ... I think the window signs suggest a great use.
The processing fits the sentiment.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, the tire fitting finished a few years ago.
What a shame a great building like this is being allowed to fall into decay Les. Very good presentation.
Les Auld: Lack of money Brian, thanks for the comment.

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