Fakenham – The Old Fire Station (Heritage Trail 26)

Since I was back in Fakenham today, I thought I’d tick off a few more heritage trail sights. Not that I took much care in this, I meandered about until I had found a few, it’s more exciting that way to stumble across stuff.

Some care has gone into this fire station building at Hall Staithe, which was constructed out of brick in 1911 (the fire station, not the staithe). The cars parked in front make it a little harder to see the building clearly, but it was clearly a functional structure. Well, functional for the height of fire engines at the time, probably not quite so useful for the current ones.

The decorative effort that has gone into the building and the heritage trail sign is also visible, noting that both then and now, the fire station is manned by volunteers. The new replacement fire station is much larger and it’s now located on Norwich Road in the town.

The heritage trail’s web-site has some glorious photos of how it used to look when it was in use.