Fetch the Engine!

Exhibition: Tue 12 May 2015 - Sat 28 Nov 2015
Venue: The Museum Admission: FREE

Come and explore our ‘Fetch the Engine’ exhibition, the history of fighting fire in Thornbury.

There are fascinating stories about every aspect of creating and maintaining an effective local fire service – and about the fires fought and the people who fought them.

Since the exhibition first opened, we’ve had lots of visits from people with a family connection with the fire service. And everyone’s been really generous, lending us some wonderful items for the exhibition, including a shiny brass helmet and a set of cigarette cards showing firemen and fire equipment from the past.

On 23rd May, we were delighted to host a visit from five of Thornbury’s current firefighters, together with their fire engine and their fire-fighting equipment!  They proved to be really popular with local families and the children loved the fire engine and the uniforms and helmets.

130 people popped into the museum and were able to check out how the local fire service in the past compared with that of the present day.  Many, many thanks to Rob, Louis, John, Jason and Dave for giving up their time and giving everyone such a treat.  They’re truly a credit to the Fire Service.

The ‘Fetch the Engine!’ exhibition really is information-packed, so there’s a lot to see at one go.  You can come back again and again though.  It’s free and the time to see it has been extended.  Pop in any time.







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