STORYTELLING Weekend At Greenock Fire Station Museum

29 July, 2022 | Noticeboard

Photos courtesy of Scottish Fire and Rescue Heritage Trust

VISITORS to Greenock’s fire museum this weekend will hear stories about Wallace the fire dog and life as a Victorian and wartime firefighter.

The storytelling weekend (30/31 July) takes place at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre, Wallace Place, off Dalrymple Street.

Children can hear about the escapades of Wallace the Firedog, a real Victorian firedog who’s been credited with guiding horsedrawn fire engines to fires.

He even had his own set of boots made to protect his paws from sharp cobbles. Each child will receive a free Wallace the Firedog book (while stocks last).

There will also be talks about the history of the Greenock Fire Brigade — including hearing about the experience of firefighting in Victorian times and during the Greenock Blitz.

Schedule on Saturday and Sunday (sessions are free with no need to book)

10.30am and 2.30pm –- History of Greenock Fire Brigade talks

11.30am and 12.30pm –- Wallace the Firedog storytelling sessions (most suitable for ages three to 12)

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