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Fire Brigade 4
A mechanised service

Underneath the arches
From the early years of the century until the 1960's, when a purpose built modern station was built, the Presteigne Brigade was housed under the arches of the Market Hall (which now houses the library).

In the photograph below, taken about 1930, the local team can be seen sitting proudly on their motorised appliance in front of their Market Hall base.

 Photograph by
kind permission
of Mrs Cherry

By modern standards this may seem primitive, but the part time firemen of the Presteigne Brigade were able to get quickly to fires in the surrounding countryside, and their dedication saved many lives over the years.

There are 4 pages on the fire brigade. Use the box links below to view the other pages.

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