Old Fire Station St Andrews Road North

A Memory of St Annes.

When I was a child in the 1960's, my granddad would take my brother and myself to the old Fire Station. He had just retired after 30 years in the Fire Service. His name was Albert Newns. He had been Station Officer there then ADO at Firebrigade HQ at Fulwood. We used to have a look at the engines and were allowed in them. My other grandpa (William Shepherd) had retired from being the first manager of Booths on the Square, I think he took up the job in 1924. He then became manager of the Beach Hotel (now home of the highest flats in the town). I remember going to my nana and grandpa's house in Rowsley Road - they always had nice food (presumably from Booths!). My dad was born in St Annes in 1930 and I was born at Lytham hospital in 1961. Both sets of my grandparents are now buried in the Cemetery in Regent Avenue. I ended up working at Fylde Borough Council in the Planning Department and have lived here since 1999 after having lived in Penwortham and down south for 10 years. Its much better here than anywhere else I've lived! Dave Shepherd.

Added 19 July 2019


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