Saturday, June 4, 2011

The First Village Fire Station.

1910 Fire Station.
The first purpose built village fire station was built at the bottom of Terrys Lane in 1910 as you can see on the gable of the building over what was the main door.

Prior to that time any fire equipment was kept at Holy Trinity Church, in a building close to the vicarage. In this instance the prime mover in the fire station being built was a local philanthropist Mr. H. Pinder-Brown. The same person who built the Cookham Toll Bridge, and built the Pinder Hall in memory of his wife in 1936. Passing it on in trust to the then vicar of Holy Trinity Church, The Reverend Benjamin Huddleston Hayward-Browne. Who was better known to the village children as “Big Ben”.

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