The Museum's major event of the year - our Summer Family Fun Day - turned out to be another winner with large nunbers in attendance. The few light showers deterred no-one as hundreds of family members enjoyed the Museum's attractions. The mini fire engine ride proved another popular draw, along with the famous "bubble-blowing musical fire engine" from our colleagues at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. A welcome attraction this year was the Brigade's brand new 42-metre turntable ladder appliance, which travelled from Manchester Central fire station for us. This impressive machine was giving live demonstations of its capabilities all day. Thanks also to Rochdale fire station crews, Alison and Bill's popular fairground rides and the legend that is Barry McQueen, Blackpool's famous town crier who once again declared the event well and truly "open" in his imitable style. A huge thank-you to all our visitors from far and wide who supported us for another year.
”To explore, preserve and make accessible the history of fire, fire engineering and the fire and rescue services in the Greater Manchester region and, through our collections and resources, to further the education and promotion of fire safety in the community.”
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