Fire station discovered in basement
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Hidden Dudley fire station revealed after decades

A former fire station first used in the 1920s has been rediscovered in the basement of an old Co-op factory after being hidden for half a century.

It dates back to when the building in which it was found, in Dudley, West Midlands, was a munitions factory, with the fire station introduced as a safety precaution.

The building was then sold to Bean Cars in 1935 before being taken over, in the 40s, by a company owned by Co-Op.

The site is believed to have been last used in the 1960s and remained untouched - complete with firefighter uniforms and hose - until this year.

  • 04 Oct 2016
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