17 August 2017 – Trip to Rochdale Fire Museum
We met up at the Gracie Fields statue outside the magnificent Rochdale Town Hall and had lunch at The Flying Horse Pub. Most of us enjoyed the wholesome pub grub but the cheese pie was only accompanied by 14 chips and the chicken was a little under-cooked.
The main purpose of the day was to visit the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum which opened in 1983. We were given the privilege of a special tour for the group.
There was lots of exhibits to see and we learnt a lot about the history of the fire service. But the most fun was trying on the fireman’s helmets:
We relaxed in the Museum cafe with a drink and a biscuit and gossiped about all the scandals that Rochdale has seen … starting with …