Hidden Treasure | Secret Fire Station Untouched For 60-Years Uncovered Under UK Factory

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This is a rather remarkable find. Workers at the Dudley site recently entered the fire station for the first time in decades, discovering an amazing time capsule.

The fire house is beneath a manufacturing facility owned by The Alan Nuttall Partnership, which makes interiors and displays for stores.

“It was notionally known about, but nobody had opened it up to take a look,” Anna Bamford, Nuttalls’ marketing manager states.

After locating the key, staff opened the mysterious basement door and were stunned to find a fully-equipped fire station complete with dust-covered pump, hoses, and firefighters’ uniforms hanging on the wall.

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Silver buttoned uniforms hung on the wall along with their original hats. 

Old uniforms are still hanging on the walls. These remarkable pictures show a fire station which was left untouched for more than 60 years before it was discovered in the cellar of an old Co Op factory. See NTI story NTIFIRE. The secret fire station is complete with 1920s firefighting equipment, pumps, uniforms and coiled hoses. A half-drunk bottle of lemonade and exercise programmes were also found in the cellar of the former Co Op factory in Dudley, West Mids. Staff at shopfitting company The Allan Nuttall Partnership, which is now based in the building, heard rumours of a hidden fire station but dismissed it as an "urban myth". But when marketing manager Anna Bramford dug out some keys she was astonished to find fire regalia and pumps dating back to the 1920s.

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A half drank bottle of Pepsi and award certificates were also found lying around, along with an old gas mask. 

A half drunk bottle of Pepsi and lemonade just left on the side. These remarkable pictures show a fire station which was left untouched for more than 60 years before it was discovered in the cellar of an old Co Op factory. See NTI story NTIFIRE. The secret fire station is complete with 1920s firefighting equipment, pumps, uniforms and coiled hoses. A half-drunk bottle of lemonade and exercise programmes were also found in the cellar of the former Co Op factory in Dudley, West Mids. Staff at shopfitting company The Allan Nuttall Partnership, which is now based in the building, heard rumours of a hidden fire station but dismissed it as an "urban myth". But when marketing manager Anna Bramford dug out some keys she was astonished to find fire regalia and pumps dating back to the 1920s.

 

An old gas mask hanging in the room. These remarkable pictures show a fire station which was left untouched for more than 60 years before it was discovered in the cellar of an old Co Op factory. See NTI story NTIFIRE. The secret fire station is complete with 1920s firefighting equipment, pumps, uniforms and coiled hoses. A half-drunk bottle of lemonade and exercise programmes were also found in the cellar of the former Co Op factory in Dudley, West Mids. Staff at shopfitting company The Allan Nuttall Partnership, which is now based in the building, heard rumours of a hidden fire station but dismissed it as an "urban myth". But when marketing manager Anna Bramford dug out some keys she was astonished to find fire regalia and pumps dating back to the 1920s.

The pump is said to be from the 1930’s and has both great monetary value as well as sedimentary value to the city. 

I couldn’t imagine owning that building and not being curious enough to open the basement door. Such a cool find!

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