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Saturday, 29 November 2014

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Old Cumbria fire station to house vintage cars

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.”

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