"Hyde Fire Station in 1905
Above picture is one that is on the Photo Disk Paul Taylor as donated to us, Paul says . Prior to 1873 there was no Public fire brigade in Hyde, although several cotton mills possessed fire engines of their own. The first public fire engine was purchased in 1873, and was christened 'Niagara'. The headquarters were then at Slack Mills, in 1879 the Headquarters was moved to a room adjoining the old Norfolk Arms and remained there until 1895 when the new brigade Headquarters were built in Corporation Street.
The Auxiliary Fire Service pictured with the Fire Chief in the grounds of the old fire station on Corporation Street . I had never seen this picture before, and was very pleased to see my dad on the back row (left of centre.