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Past and present pictures sought for celebration

28/08/2014

Firefighters in Ipstones are calling on the community to donate pictures past and present of the station so they can be showcased at a special celebration event.

"To celebrate the occasion, we are keen to put on an exhibition that will chronicle the station’s history, and the people who have been based there, over the decades. The display will be showcased during a gathering at the end of the month and will form a centre piece of the event."

Crew Manager at Ipstones Dave Mollart

The village fire station has served residents for 75 years this September and current crews are keen to mark the milestone.

They are asking people who have photographs of the station and its firefighters to drop them off at the Froghall Road base so that they can be included in an exhibition.

The event, on September 30, will be attended by Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford as well as local dignitaries and members of the community. A commemorative plaque will be unveiled.

Crew Manager at Ipstones Dave Mollart said: "Ipstones Fire Station has had a long and proud history and the 75th anniversary is a real milestone. It first opened its doors in 1939 and since then more than 80 men and women have served their local community as retained firefighters.

"To celebrate the occasion, we are keen to put on an exhibition that will chronicle the station’s history, and the people who have been based there, over the decades. The display will be showcased during a gathering at the end of the month and will form a centre piece of the event.

"If anyone has any photographs, we would really appreciate it if they would drop them off at the station so that they can be included in the display."