Old Cumbria fire station to house vintage cars
Last updated at 09:47, Wednesday, 06 November 2013
A FORMER fire station is to provide a temporary home for historic vehicles owned by a heritage trust.
The premises in King Street, Workington, will store and maintain a collection of vintage buses and cars for Workington’s Transport Heritage Trust.
Earlier this year, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service moved to Workington’s new station at Moorclose.
The council has yet to decide what to do with the old site.
At a meeting held last month with residents living next to the site, people expressed their support for the buildings to be used temporarily while the site’s long-term future is determined.
Councillor Gerald Humes, chair of the county council’s Allerdale Local Committee, said: “This is a good move which provides a temporary home for the Workington Transport Heritage Trust while the county council considers the future use of the King’s Street site.
“It is something that neighbours of the site have said they prefer until a new use for the land is determined."
Alastair Grey, from the trust, said: “We are very grateful to the county council for allowing us to temporarily use the old fire station building to store and maintain vintage vehicles.”
First published at 09:45, Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
Have your say
Be the first to comment on this article!
Make your comment
- Race against time to Cumbria and Lancashire save maternity units
- Staff moved to tears by damning report into Barrow maternity failures
- Supermarket approved for Ulverston
- New headteacher appointed at Millom School
- Record day for young musicians at Ulverston contest
- The Pearl Izumi Tour Series BAE Systems Barrow Stage 2014 (3 comments)
- Thefts at South Cumbria churches
- Six jobs go as Barrow loan shop closes
- Parents of starving Ulverston children in court tomorrow for sentencing
- Police appeal after damage to Barrow house
- Fylde striker and ex-Barrow AFC player warns - title race not over yet
- Aussie ace out to impress for Barrow Raiders
- Top GB prospect backs Barrow fighter
- Charities benefit from Barrow boxing night
- Players Quick off the mark at Furness College: with picture gallery
- Duddon paddlers claim eight first places
- Four Duddon canoests in frame for world champs
- Students show skills at Furness festival: with picture gallery
- Schools cross country at Walney draws nearly 200: with picture gallery
- St Bernard's taste county finals success: with picture gallery
Visit our websites for...
- Owners vow to rebuild after alleged drink driver smashes into Barrow chippy (13 comments)
- Starving Ulverston children left ‘looking like urchins from Oliver Twist’
- Walney bridge to close this weekend (42 comments)
- Cyclist still in serious condition following Ulverston crash at the A590 junction
- Barrow hotel to be demolished (39 comments)
- Keswick to Barrow walk now fully subscribed (3 comments)
Great Daffodil appeal 2015
Homes and gardens 21
Power to switch
Walk to remember
Choosing a secondary school
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|