The tower left behind

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The tower still stands


The old fire station

By Alice Cave

Beeston has a new fire station at Hassocks Lane, which, when it opened in February 2009 took over the business from earlier Beeston and Dunkirk stations, both of which then closed.  The former buildings of Beeston Fire Station on Station Road remain, currently (2011) boarded up, after having been used as temporary development headquarters for work on Beeston High Road and the Tesco site. 

There are some interesting photographs and information about the beginnings of the fire service in Beeston on the site Exploring Beeston's History.


This page was added by Alice Cave on 25/01/2011.
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I remember being with my father, Leading Fireman William (Bill) Brailsford, when the new Station Road Fire Station was being commissioned to take over from the original Fire Station in Stoney Street.  The exact date is a bit vague, but I remember that the Beeston brigades auxilliary hose carrier was now a Mk1 Morris Mini Van replacing the Matchless Motorcycle (Box Sidecar) Combination, so that makes it 1959 or possibly 1960.  The new Station Street Fire Station seemed very modern when compared to the Stoney Street station where (as a Fire Station Kid), I had grown up.  I think just after the new station was commissioned, Dad was moved to work in Fire Brigade HQ that was initially in County Hall (Trent Bridge) and later in Rolleston Drive, Arnold.

By Roger Brailsford
On 30/08/2023

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