Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 July & Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September
10.30am – 2.30pm
Fun, family-friendly storytelling weekends including Wallace the Firedog storytelling sessions for kids and talks about the history of the Greenock Fire Brigade.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum & Heritage Centre is delighted to host two family-friendly storytelling weekends as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories.
Each storytelling day will include Wallace the Firedog storytelling sessions (most suitable for ages 3 to 12), talks about the history of the Greenock Fire Brigade and the opportunity to explore the original Victorian Fire Station which opened in 1887.
Children will love hearing about the fantastic escapades of Wallace the Firedog – a real Victorian firedog who’s been credited with guiding horse drawn 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 book “Wallace the Firedog” book (while stocks last).
You will also have the chance to meet Hamish the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service childrens mascot, and you also maybe see Marshall and get a photo with both.
The History of Greenock Fire Brigade talk will cover:
Life as a Victorian firefighter who manned the pumps!
Wartime Greenock and the impact of the Greenock Blitz.
Post-war firefighting and examples of improvements in appliances, equipment and uniforms.
Keep a lookout for fire fighters in period uniform throughout the day.
The schedule for each day is as follows:
10.30am & 2.30pm – History of Greenock Fire Brigade talks
11.30am & 12.30pm – Wallace the Firedog storytelling sessions.
No need to book in advance. All are welcome!
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre
The Old Fire Station Dalrymple Street