MEMORY LANE: Firefighting in Buxton through the years

Buxton Advertiser archive, Oct 1966, Junior firemen under training at Buxton Fire Station
Buxton Advertiser archive, Oct 1966, Junior firemen under training at Buxton Fire Station

This month’s trip down memory lane features a selection of photographs taken over the years at Buxton Fire Station.

Some of the pictures are of junior firemen training at Buxton in 1966.

Others feature staff at the former Compton Grove station just eight years later, with the advances in firefighting technology clearly evident.

More recently, the YouTube video shows firefighters tackling the blaze at the since-demolished Haddon Hall hotel in Buxton.

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Buxton Advertiser archive, Oct 1966, Junior firemen under training at Buxton Fire Station

Buxton Advertiser archive, Oct 1966, Junior firemen under training at Buxton Fire Station

Buxton Advertiser archive, Oct 1966, the hostel for junior firemen on Burlington Road where up to twenty lived during their training

Buxton Advertiser archive, Oct 1966, the hostel for junior firemen on Burlington Road where up to twenty lived during their training

Buxton Advertiser archive, Buxton Fire Station's control room in 1974

Buxton Advertiser archive, Buxton Fire Station's control room in 1974

Buxton Advertiser archive, Buxton Fire Station 1974

Buxton Advertiser archive, Buxton Fire Station 1974

Buxton Advertiser archive, Buxton Fire Station 1974

Buxton Advertiser archive, Buxton Fire Station 1974

Buxton Advertiser archive, Buxton Fire Station, specialist rescue equipment in 1974

Buxton Advertiser archive, Buxton Fire Station, specialist rescue equipment in 1974

Buxton Advertiser archive, 1900s, the Buxton Fire Brigade pose on their motor fire engine

Buxton Advertiser archive, 1900s, the Buxton Fire Brigade pose on their motor fire engine

Buxton Advertiser Archive, 1900, the Buxton Fire Brigade

Buxton Advertiser Archive, 1900, the Buxton Fire Brigade