Big Book Sale and Fire Station Open Day

July 21, 2012

Big Book Sale
People had donated thousands and thousands of books to the Fire Station Book Sale. Money raised goes to the Fire Fighters Charity.
Big Book Sale
The Fire Station needed a new sign, and could be the first public body to get an Abingdon-on-Thames sign. It was unveiled by the Mayor during today’s Open Day.

Alongside the Mayor are the Fire Station Manager, and the County Council Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Communities which includes the Fire Service.
Big Book Sale
There were lots of other things going on for children of all ages, most involving fire station equipment.
Big Book Sale
There was even a chance for people to go up in the lift used to rescue people from high buildings, tackle high up fires, and get aerial views of incident scenes.
Big Book Sale
We are into the School Holidays and there are predictions that the jet stream is moving north and could take the wet and windy weather with it. Let us hope there is a golden Olympic summer ahead.

(More pictures from the lift in a day or so.)

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5 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Tony  |  July 22, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Did you throw any buns from the lift?

  • 2. Old Ghost  |  July 22, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Throw buns? I’m sure there’s potential with a hi-lift, high pressure hoses and a bun to keep many a small and not-so-small boy, indeed girl, happy for many an hour. What a great day out all in one smallish fire station!

  • 3. Annabel (gaskella)  |  July 22, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I bought three bags full of books and was delighted. I hope they did well with the sale, and as a bookaholic, I hope they do it again next year!

  • 4. ReadItDaddy  |  July 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

    There were books around so naturally we dropped along and there were some absolutely superb books on offer. The firemen and their families did an absolutely superb job all round in the blistering heat (I’ll wager a few people volunteered to stand in front of the hose demonstration by the end of the day). Top work as ever, and we’ll definitely be back next year for more.

  • 5. It's Fire fighter Sam!  |  July 24, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I’m pleased to say we raised £855. The plans are to do another one, possibly as soon as September. Thanks for the support.

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