Old Fire Station

June 22, 2008 at 16:35 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Old Fire Station

It’s been a perfectly vile day in Barrow today. Midsummer? Don’t make me laugh, it’s been blowing a real hooley all day, and for a while it was pissing down. This morning it was only drizzling[*] and I went out for a short run in it – that was more than enough and I wasn’t going out with the Nikoff afterwards!

So, let’s start taking a look at some of Barrow’s distinguished Victorian and Edwardian buildings, beginning with the old fire statiion of 1911 at the bottom of Abbey Road, below Ramsden Square (meaning Jimmy Ramsden stands with his back to it.) It’s not a fire station any more, although the old doorways have been retained. These days it’s home to a bed shop amongst other things.

I only took the picture yesterday so it’s not stale yet.

[*] Where did this recent idea of ‘drizzling’ olive oil, balsamic vinegar, chocolate sauce, etc, onto food come from? That’s not a fine spray that wets thoroughly. The word here is surely ‘dribble’?


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  1. What an utterly charming building.
    here’e mine

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