Oreston Fire Station?

January 4, 2010 | By | Reply More
Firemen from 1934 (Not Oreston)

1930's Firemen (Not Oreston)

Would anybody have any information on Oreston Fire Station?  Kevin Wharley has come across some historical items about the area which lead to further research being needed.  One item that he has found out is that in 1924 a fire engine station was established in Oreston.  We would like to know where it was and how it was crewed, etc.

It would appear that Plympton had a new station built after 1924 and  Sub-stations were opened at Turnchapel, Hooe, Oreston, and Eggbuckland, which were in addition to the existing ones at Plymstock and Yealmpton.

Plympton had a new Merryweather engine which had a turbine pump delivering water at 300-400 gallons per minute, a chemical extinguisher, first-aid apparatus and a 35 feet extension ladder.  Prior to that ancient horse-drawn fire engines had been in use since 1765 to cover the 19 parishes that made up the Rural Districts.

If anybody has any further information on the Oreston Fire Station please add a comment on the full post here

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Category: History, Radford Heritage Group

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