Last week one of the emails was from Steve Moorhouse, who wrote in to request a bit of help with the date
the old fire station on Corporation Street was demolished?
Steve is putting together his father's life story for his grandchildren and part of his story was that his dad was a fireman at Hyde station in the late 1940's and early 1950's before he was promoted and posted to Stalybridge. Steve said the station was a grand old building and it was a crying shame that it was demolished.......progress????? he didn't think so. I agree with Steve that the building should have been saved like a few more that have gone. What will be next, the Library or Town Hall.
Anyhow lets fill in the blanks for Steve, we need the date it stopped being the Fire Station, and the date it was pulled down, and when was the station on Railway Street built and opened.
Thank you to Maureen for sending in these great pictures of Hyde Firemen fighting a blaze at Redferns Rubber Works.