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Open day to mark Altrincham Fire Station's 50th anniversary
1:56pm Tuesday 15th May 2012 in News
AN open day was held at Altrincham Fire Station to mark its 50th anniversary.
Current and former staff, colleagues and the community came together for the celebration, Firefighters and staff put out the welcome mat for the event, which highlighted the achievements of everyone who has contributed something during the past half century.
Altrincham Fire Station was opened on May 7, 1962, by Alderman Sir Wesley Emberton, chairman of Cheshire County Council.
The open day and celebrations took place exactly 50 years later.
Station manager Kev Brogden said: "It was really good and far busier than we'd imagined it would be.
"Lots of families came for the open day and the turnout of retired members was fantastic."