Fire Stations and other municipal buildings of around 100 years ago were designed to last. However modern fire appliances and training requirements mean that these old buildings are no longer adequate for their original purpose. So there are many of these old fire stations around which have been put to new uses.
This former fire station is in Stalybridge, on the corner of Waterloo Road and King Street. A date stone on the gable above the bay window shows the year 1904. To the left of the bay window is the town's old coat of arms.
The building is now a kitchen showroom. Two of the four doors through which the engines emerged have been made into display windows. The tower in the back yard, on which the firemen practised their ladder skills, now houses mobile phone transmitters.
Another such example of a former fire station is the one in Ashton that appeared here last year.
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