Uckfield Deputy Mayor Jackie Love at a party to celebrate 150 years of the fire service in Uckfield.

Uckfield Fire Station 150 not out and it celebrates with a party

Firefighters in Uckfield have been serving the town for 150 years and yesterday (June 24) the current crews put on a party at the fire station to celebrate.

Many families arrived with eager children who  climbed into fire appliances, used fire hoses and had-a-go at many activities, including “rescuing kittens from a tree”.

The Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Jackie Love, was there with other town councillors to join in the celebrations, say thank you for the work the crews have done in the last century and a half – and to join in the fun.

Soaked - town councillor Jez Beesley

Soaked – town councillor Jez Beesley

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Paul Meakin helps secure fellow town councillor Jez Beesley in the pillory at Uckfield Fire Station 150th birthday party

Uckfield fire station

On target: Paul Meakin in the pillory gets a wet sponge right in the face

Deputy town mayor Cllr Jackie Love in the pillory

Deputy town mayor Cllr Jackie Love in the pillory

Refreshment at Uckfield Fire Station 150th birthday celebrations

Refreshment at the 150th birthday celebrations

Uckfield Performance Ensemble at the fire station

Uckfield Performance Ensemble at the fire station

Rescuing trapped kittens from a tree at Uckfield Fire Station

Rescuing trapped kittens from a tree

The celebrations took place at Uckfield Fire Station in Bell Farm Lane.

*Uckfield Fire Station is recruiting on-call (retained) firefighters. See poster below for details.

recruitment poster

From our files – History of Firefighting in Uckfield

 

History of firefighting in Uckfield, part one

Firemen get a horse drawn steamer

World War Two and the fire service

From World War Two to 1974

Firefighting from 1974 to 1985

Great gale devastation

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