In order to celebrate it’s 50th year in action, Lincoln South fire station held a special open day on Friday, August 8 with demonstrations, charity events and performances.
Construction of the headquarters and fire station began on South Park Avenue in Lincoln in 1962, and the Lincoln City Fire Brigade moved in in May 1964.
Over the last 50 years, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has grown and developed, and the Lincoln South station has remained important to the county.
Visitors on the day enjoyed rescue displays from the Drill Tower, rescue dog displays and charity events such as name-the-bear and a raffle.
Also raising money for charity was local strongman Dave Johnson, who pulled along an 18-tonne fire engine.
The fire engine pull was organised in order to raise awareness of cancer.
Anyone wishing to make a donation can still do so on Dave’s JustGiving page.
Commemoration flypast cancelled
A scheduled historic flypast from the last two airworthy Lancaster warplanes and the Red Arrows was threatened when stormy weather conditions set in.
After an hour delay was confirmed, the heavens then opened over the fire station and Lincoln’s flypast was cancelled and the rest of the fun day postponed.
As part of Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Flight (BBMF) events in Lincolnshire this summer, Lincolnshire’s Lancaster was expected to be joined by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWHM)’s prized Avro Lancaster as it completed it’s north Atlantic crossing.
Lincolnshire’s Lancaster could not depart from Conningsby and the Canadian aircraft flew straight to the air field for landing.