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Standish Works Fire Service
Standish Works Fire Service
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 30888
A great photograph showing the Standish Works Fire Brigade.

Comment by: Roy on 6th January 2019 at 01:09

My grandad must have been on this photo, I have his long service Standish Works medal, along with his WW1 medals.

Comment by: Josh on 6th January 2019 at 10:18

Ron, you’ve done it yet again. Maintaining the site as it should be, a permanent and fantastic record of Wigan’s past. One day when technology has evolved these photos will be brought to life and the people in them will “talk to us”, as they do already in their own unique way thanks to you.

Comment by: Roy on 6th January 2019 at 10:24

Re above, that should read.... His long service Standish Works Fire Brigade medal.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 6th January 2019 at 12:24

Josh, thanks for your appreciative words. In my opinion photographs are for sharing and any I can find I will put on this web site for everyone to share.

Comment by: wuz on 7th January 2019 at 12:19

A great photo, but can someone help me, I know it says works fire brigade, but was this a fore runner to the fire service we have today. Did they attend all fires or just those within there own works premises. There appears to be a good many firemen to be just for there own works etc.

Comment by: TommyT on 7th January 2019 at 14:58

There was a fire station on Ashfield Park Drive, near Ashfield House. Not sure if this is it.

Comment by: OWDBILL on 7th January 2019 at 18:12

This is the Standish Bleachworks.Directly behind the fire station is Chorley Road and behind the photographer is the River Douglas.

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