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Report (Permission Visit) GUILDFORD FIRE STATION- SURREY- JUNE 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by soylent green, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. soylent green

    soylent green 28DL Regular User
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    Visited we BigBadAsh, SB80 and Thrifty.

    There comes a time when you have to make a sacrifice or two to get where you need to go. Step forward BigBadAsh and his gas guzzling,15 miles per gallon Volvo estate,which he donated to Guildford Fire station. Now it just so happened that Guildford has just acquired a brand new ,state of the art station, which is right next to the old fire station ( you can see where this is going;) ) So anyway BBA asked if it would be possible to have a quick look round the old place and Bingo we were in. You could tell and feel that this had been a special place for these brave guys for many years and although the new place was more practical, it lacked the history of the old place. We first looked around the main building, which had a social club up stairs with a bar , which was closed about ten years ago, kitchen ,rest room. sleeping quarters and the classic firemans pole, which we all had a go at:thumb and then went out the back to visit the Tower , Smoke house and the compressor room which filled up the oxygen tanks. The smoke house was a breeze block building full of old furniture and this was filled with smoke ,all operated from a master control panel. Not a bad site and we would like to thank all the guys who helped us out on this,its always good to hear first hand stories from people who used the building.

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    Not much i' m afraid. The Station opened in 1937 and remained in use until May 2015. The land has been sold off to developers and the money used to build the new modern facility

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    THE TRAINING TOWER

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    OLD STATION ON THE RIGHT NEW ONE ON THE LEFT

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    SMOKE TRAINING HOUSE AND COMPRESSOR ROOM

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    Once again ,thanks to the guys at Guildford Fire Station:Not Worthy
    Thanks for looking:thumb
     

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  2. GAJ

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    Looks good & a great little intro story too. Well done :thumb
     
  3. Oxygen Thief

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    So they've sold it, and it's still got a fairly decent gym and snooker table. Bit of a waste really.
     
  4. kevin arnold

    kevin arnold 28DL Member
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    great report, the place looks really interesting. i wouldn't mind having a mooch myself and seeing if they haven't left any halligan bars ;) i dream of having one.
     
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    Hope you took a trip down the firemans pole?

    Good looking place to have a mooch around, cheers for sharing :thumb
     
  6. bigbadash

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    Pukka report mate and excellent company on this adventure
     
  7. bhg

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    it looks great SG! no pics on fireman's pole?
    thanks for sharing!
     
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    soylent green 28DL Regular User
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    Just checked and all my pictures have gone on all of my reports that i have just looked at. I have got a problem with photo bucket at the moment:(
     
  10. Oxygen Thief

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    Come on mate get it sorted.
     
  11. soylent green

    soylent green 28DL Regular User
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    It wasn't my problem. Photobucket was having maintanance done on its website. It all seems to be ok now
     
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  12. Oxygen Thief

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    Yeah all good !
     
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