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; it was still there for this photo in 1985 and is still there now in 2020. In 1903 the appliance was kept under the Market Hall (2nd photo) 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. Soon after, around 1919, it all moved to a site in Bromsgrove, now demolished to create Hart Avenue. So in 1943, it all moved again to Marlborough House on the corner of Marlborough Street and Bromsgrove – now Faringdon Motorist Centre. In 1961 the current and purpose built Fire Station in Station Road was opened.
2020. Recent photo of the new Faringdon Fire Station on Station Road, which was opened in 1961. Following that are photos of appliances and crews over the years 1980, 1992, 2002, 2003 & 2014 – Notice that by 1992 both men and women fire fighters are appearing in the photos.