When it closed its doors over 30 years ago, London Road Fire Station became tantalising enigma in the heart of the city. Completely unused, nary a soul got to see inside this venerable, Grade II Listed building. However, that changed last year when it opened for occasional guided tours, which proved to be very popular. These tours will return for four days in early June, for the very last time. Work will soon begin on turning the old place into a modern ‘work and leisure hub’, so this will be your last chance to see the Station in all its original glory. The 75-minute visits, hosted by historian Jonathan Schofield, will show you the engine house, ambulance stations, and coroner’s court. You’ll hear the life stories of some of the people who were employed at the Station, and of others whose lives were touched by it.

Thu 1 – Sun 4 Jun, London Road Fire Station, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2PF, Tel: 07876235638, Tour times vary, £10, jonathanschofieldtours.com

Thu 1 Jun - Sun 4 Jun
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Wed 17 May 2017