The Museum's biggest event of the year took place on Sunday 4th June, in glorious sunshine (apart from one brief but heavy shower). With record attendance, great attractions for all the family and a wonderful atmosphere, this was our best summer event at the Museum in years. As well as the Museum's own fleet of historic fire engines and equipment, visitors were able to see modern fire appliances from Rochdale and Oldham fire stations, a wonderful wartime Austin and trailer-pump which travelled all the way from Lancaster, and some craft stalls. Our regular funfair, face painter and "bouncy fire engine" all did a roaring trade and the children had a great time trying on the firefighters' uniforms and operating the hose. Some even got to ride on the 26-metre hydraulic platform. Official Blackpool Town Crier, Barry McQueen, opened the proceedings in his inimitable style.