Lincoln South fire station celebrates 50th anniversary

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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.

Dave was fundraising in aid of The Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours To Cancer!’ Foundation and The Fire Fighters Charity. Ethan passed away on May 5 after loosing his battle with cancer.

The fire engine pull was organised in order to raise awareness of cancer.

Dave has taken part in a number of fundraising events in the past including pulling a 16-tonne fire truck through St Marks in Lincoln in 2013 and a car deadlift challenge in 2014.

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.

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