Great site discovered by our member, Denise Walsh, the site contains lots of information about the Museum, Visits and educational offerings for schools.
The site contains a fascinating article on the history of Wigan Fire Brigade.
View the History of Wigan Fire Brigade
Also included is a BFI film - Before the introduction of a national fire service in 1938, Wigan, like hundreds of towns and cities across the land, had its own municipal fire service. 'Turn-outs' were staged events to demonstrate to the local populace the swiftness of their brigade. In the early 1900s the steam-powered appliances seen here were gradually being replaced by internal combustion engines.