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Report - Durham Fire and Rescue station Durham June 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by dave, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. dave

    dave 28DL Regular User
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    This one has been on the back burner for a while now (pardon the pun) the brigade finally moved out for good now and have relocated elsewhere in Durham. This station is due for demo and new houses to be built on the site.
    A brief history here. The service was formed on 1 April 1948 as a result of the Fire Services Act 1947; however in later years it progressed to become one of the largest fire services in the North East of England. The first Chief Fire Officer was C.V Hall and was appointed this position on 19 September 1947. The large area covered by the FRS was then divided into three areas, consisting of: Divisions A-C. The Service now has its own training school, workshops and HQ - located in Framwellgate Moor. Relocated to Belmont in Durham from last year.
    Me and Cat looked at the place last year only to find lots of activity still so fast forward to June 2015 and having read in local papers that the development will go ahead figured it might be worth a look, so again me and Cat went for another look, sadly not all of it is doable yet the main buildings are sealed tight and alarmed plus active cctv in most places that said we found some places accessible so this is what we found hopefully more will come open as the demo men move in oh and Sed you were a big miss mate hope to see you soon and your feeling better.

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    Pretty obvious this part has been derelict for some time.

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    Sadly the tower was sealed too. Also no sign of the pole! Still at least this is a new site and may get better as time goes on.
     
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  2. catbalou

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    Your pictures have come out really nice :-)
    Yes, was a shame we could only get into certain parts of the place, was quite a huge site though.. and as you say, maybe more to come once the demo guys move in.
     
  3. Sed

    Sed Lets be positive ...
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    Haha! It seems that the last few times I have come out with you have all been totally sealed or demolished places - you go out without me and have much better success!!
    Good job anyway and hopefully I can myself sorted and back in the UK ready for the next jaunt out somewhere. :)
     
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    Nice that mate :thumb
     
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    For a firestation that's pretty good. Pitty about the pole tho
     
  6. dave

    dave 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers Sed yes thats a fair point mind i think the law of averages was saying that surely something must come up soon, this one came from the Durham Times too if you can believe it!! Looking forward to seeing you soon mate.
     
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    Cheers Paradox nice to get something new also.
     
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    dave 28DL Regular User
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    Yes it was largely untouched tbh. We were both looking forward to finding the pole, see how the site progresses with demo just around the corner apparently.
     
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    noooo... not the durham times! lol.... they are SO accurate (not!) :rolleyes:
     
  10. dave

    dave 28DL Regular User
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    well on this rare occasion they did get it right.
     
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