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Bury St Edmunds Fire Station celebrates 30th anniversary with open day

PUBLISHED: 11:05 15 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:05 15 September 2017

Bury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Peter and Heather Williams with grand children Harrison Baxter (5) and Greyson Baxter (3).
Picture: Phil Morley

Bury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Peter and Heather Williams with grand children Harrison Baxter (5) and Greyson Baxter (3). Picture: Phil Morley

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The 30th anniversary of Bury St Edmunds Fire Station being located at its current location was celebrated with an open day.

Bury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Mark Adley with Jack Adler (3).
Picture: Phil MorleyBury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Mark Adley with Jack Adler (3). Picture: Phil Morley

A number of games and activities took place at the event on Sunday, September 10, and children had the chance to climb on board a fire engine.

Bury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend.
Picture: Phil MorleyBury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Picture: Phil Morley

There was also a raffle , refreshments and demonstrations from firefighters and the chance to meet fire mascot Blaze Bear.

Bury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Hannah Cordell, Grace Harrison (6) and Ollie Harrison (2) are pictured with Simon Steggal (SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire).
Picture: Phil MorleyBury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Hannah Cordell, Grace Harrison (6) and Ollie Harrison (2) are pictured with Simon Steggal (SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire). Picture: Phil Morley

The Parkway North station, which was opened by the Duke of Gloucester on September 10, 1987, is now shared with the ambulance service, who also attended the open day.

Bury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend.
Picture: Phil MorleyBury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Picture: Phil Morley

Around 750 people attended the event, which raised more than £1,200 for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Bury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend.
Picture: Phil MorleyBury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Picture: Phil Morley

Bury firefighter Nicky Breitsprecher said: “The day was a great success and we had amazing support from the public, with about 750 people walking in throughout the day.

Bury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend.
Picture: Phil MorleyBury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Picture: Phil Morley

“Many thanks to all the other agencies that helped the day go smoothly – the Salvation Army, fire prevention teams, blood bike team, Centre Academy East Anglia, ambulance, police, our fire volunteers and Blaze Bear.

Bury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend.
Picture: PHIL MORLEYBury St Edmunds Fire Station opens its doors to the public as part of the heritage open weekend. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

“With the help of all these people we raised over £1,200 for the Fire Fighters Charity.”

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