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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Pocklington Fire Brigade
The earliest photograph of Pocklington Fire Brigade was taken in 1897. The first Fire Engine Shed was built in 1897 by William Tinson in Railway Street and he tendered £49 15s for the job. Pocklington Fire Station was later built in George Street until it was destroyed by fire in 1966. After which, a new fire station was built opposite the old Railway Station next to the East Riding Motor Services depot.

Photograph taken in the early 1900's
(kindly supplied via Kevin Warcup from the Fielder collection)
early fire station in pocklington
The Fire Station was in Railway Street in the early part of the 20th Century.

1944 (1)

These images were taken by the photographer of NFS Area 6 – and are believed to have been taken in 1944. They are parked in George Street where the new Fire Station was built.


1944 (3)
The above photographs were kindly supplied by Gary Roantree and would welcome any information from local people about the vehicles/persons depicted.

Headlines from Pocklington Times and Daily Mirror:-


"Eight part time Firemen answered an emergency call yesterday and found flames sweeping through their own Fire Station! Passers-by were man-handling the two fire engines from the Station as they arrived but they could not stop part of the building burning to the ground. The part time Firemen had downed tools and rushed from work after a motorist stopped in the town and told the Police the Fire Station was on fire.
Flames poured through the windows of the Control Room, which held equipment for the 15 fire crew. Police tried to operate the emergency siren and the telephone operated emergency bells located in each Fireman's home but they would not work due to fire damage. Sub Post Master Mr Harvey who lives in the nearby village of Barmby Moor was stopped by Police and asked to give assistance. With the help of other passers-by they managed to remove the new £6,000 fire engine along with the towns 1926 Dennis open topped fire engine. They assisted the Firemen but the roof fell in and all other equipment was lost."

Pocklington fire station fire 1966
Pocklington fire station fire 1966
Photo kindly supplied by Andrew Hart

Pocklington Fire Crew in 1985 (Kindly supplied by Andrew Hart)

Jim Hart retires
Pocklington Fire Crew in 1985 at the retirement of Jim Hart
(Kindly supplied by Andrew Hart)
Ken Tinson
Ken Tinson at the Fire Station in the 1980's