History of Wigan Fire Brigade

Great site discovered by our member, Denise Walsh, the site contains lots of information about the Museum, Visits and educational offerings for schools.

The Website

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.

View the Film