Leeds Eastern Fire Heritage Group
Leeds Eastern Fire Heritage Group is a group of volunteers, most of whom are retired Fire Fighters and their families, who trained or served at Gipton Fire Station.
They have a passion for the Fire Service and preserving the heritage of the Old Fire Station in Gipton, built in 1937, which has been transformed into a community hub since it was de-commissioned three years ago. They co-produce a year-round programme of activities encouraging local people to visit and use the facilities at the Old Fire Station, as well as celebrating the history of the building by further developing the museum they have established there and hosting guided tours of the building.
“This building was initially built to serve the growing population in East Leeds, and I’d like to make sure we keep it as a focal point. I want the building to go from strength to strength and reach out even more to the local community”. Group volunteer