SNOOKER player Jimmy White was born, the World Cup was
played in Chile and Altrincham Fire Station opened - the year was
To celebrate this event, Altrincham Fire Station will be holding
an open day to members of the public (details will be made
available nearer the event).
Alongside the open day, the station will be marking the
anniversary with current and former staff and colleagues.
Firefighters and staff at the station want as many colleagues as
possible, who have helped make the station's work a success, join
them for a celebration.
The station's 50th anniversary will be celebrated on Bank
Holiday Monday, May 7.
Station Manager Kevin Brogden said: "We would like to invite
friends and colleagues who have perhaps moved on - either within
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or those who have gone
"Everyone that has been involved in this station in some way in
the last 50 years is welcome to join us for our celebration.
"It is thanks to all these people that this station has become a
part of that community and we have been able to contribute
something really worthwhile to those living close to us."
More details about the open day will be made available nearer
the time and, in the meantime, Kevin is interested in getting in
touch with former staff and colleagues in order to personally
invite them to the anniversary.
"We want to get in touch with as many people as possible in
advance of the day," added Kevin. "We know people are usually very
humble about the contribution they have made but we don't want them
to slip in and out quietly on the day.
"We'd really love to know who to expect so we can make sure we
get colleagues old and current together for a picture to mark the
Anyone who has worked at Altrincham Fire Station during the last
50 years is asked to call the station's support team to let them
know they're attending on May 7 - call 0161 608 9227 or email [email protected].