Lincoln South fire station: 50 years on

  • Display of the fleet outside the front of Lincoln South station, pre-1980.
  • Appliance line up in front of Lincoln South Fire Station in March 1992.
  • Lincolnshire Co-op fire of 1969 in Lincoln. The heat was so intense that the glass on the building melted.
  • A drill for Lord Lt of Lincolnshire, April 1987.
  • HRH The Duchess of Gloucester arriving by helicopter to open the new Control building in July 1995.
  • HRH Princess Anne speaking to (L-R) Bob Walker, Dennis Clayton, Norman Warner and Derek Day during a Fire Prevention Display at the Lincolnshire Show in 1985.
  • An oil tanker overturned on Lindum Hill. Photo from the late 1960s, early 1970s
  • Lincoln Fire Station raft race team of 1983.
  • Bedford rescue tender from May 1983.
  • Lincoln South retained firefighters in the mid 1980s. L-R: Jim Ellis, Roy Proctor, Roger Broughton, Dave Armiger and John Burrows.
  • Display of the fleet outside the front of Lincoln South station, pre-1980.
  • Appliance line up in front of Lincoln South Fire Station in March 1992.
  • Lincolnshire Co-op fire of 1969 in Lincoln. The heat was so intense that the glass on the building melted.
  • A drill for Lord Lt of Lincolnshire, April 1987.
  • HRH The Duchess of Gloucester arriving by helicopter to open the new Control building in July 1995.
  • HRH Princess Anne speaking to (L-R) Bob Walker, Dennis Clayton, Norman Warner and Derek Day during a Fire Prevention Display at the Lincolnshire Show in 1985.
  • An oil tanker overturned on Lindum Hill. Photo from the late 1960s, early 1970s
  • Lincoln Fire Station raft race team of 1983.
  • Bedford rescue tender from May 1983.
  • Lincoln South retained firefighters in the mid 1980s. L-R: Jim Ellis, Roy Proctor, Roger Broughton, Dave Armiger and John Burrows.

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Lincoln South fire station is holding a special open day on Friday, August 8, from 10am to 4pm.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is inviting residents to join in on celebrating the landmark occasion and display a number of memories.

Over the last 50 years, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has grown and developed but Lincoln South remains one of the busiest and most significant for the Lincoln area and county as a whole.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is also inviting all current and retired wholetime, retained and fire service staff who have served at Lincoln South to take an active part in the event too.

Additionally, any photographs and stories about the station and those who have served are being accepted for use.

At the open day, activities and events of the day include:

  • Red Arrows and Lancaster flyby
  • Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Concert Band
  • Urban Search and Rescue demonstrations
  • Rescue dog demonstrations
  • Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Preservation Support Service demonstrations
  • British Red Cross – Fire & Emergency Support
  • Strongman fire truck pull for charity

This will include various fire service displays such as USAR line rescue, Road Traffic Collision extraction and Search and Rescue dog demonstrations, the opportunity to take penalties against Lincoln City FC goalkeeping coach and more.

Visitors will be able to have a go in the crash car simulator or try soaking firefighters stuck in the medieval stocks with wet sponges.

There is also music throughout the day provided by Siren FM and a live band.

As well as all the demonstrations, there will be plenty of competitions, food and drinks, a raffle and tombola.

Paul Deighton, Watch Commander Support at West Division, said: “Come along for a fun family day out, see vintage, modern and RAF fire engines.

“Kids can even have a go at squirting some water, try on some fire kit, as well as having the chance to meet Fireman Sam and our safety mascots Freddie, Filbert and Penelope.

“On a serious note, the aim of the day is to show people that the fire service makes Lincolnshire a safer place to live and the job isn’t just about the life-threatening emergencies.”

Any proceeds made on the day go to the Fire Fighters Charity.