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.
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