The town’s first fire fighting appliance, the parish pump as it was called, was originally housed in a garage at the end of Church Street. The garage is marked on a map surveyed in 1876 and it was still there for the photo in 1985. By 1911 the appliance was kept under the Market Hall with Captain Haworth as superintendent and 12 men. A ladder and a net were added to the left side of the building for the firemen to practice getting down from a burning building.
1980, 1992, 2002, 2003 & 2014 – The photos below were taken at the new Faringdon Fire Station on Station Road – notice that by 1992 both men and women fire fighters are appearing in the photos.