In this post we will take a look at the formation of the Emergency Services in Barrow in many buildings that still stand today but may be easily missed.
It is hard to say how long the Rawlinson Police Station remained as such but a Station did open on Cornwallis Street at some point and by 1958 the Police had moved to their present Headquarters on Market Street.
The new Fire Station served the town for around 85 years until a modern Station was built in 1996 on Phoenix Road.
Unfortunately non of the buildings featured in todays blog post are open to the public as they are privately owned but you can see them easily from the road in your car or by foot. The old Fire Station on Abbey road does house a furniture store so it is possible to go inside, provided you want to look at furniture, but there may not be a lot of original features left.
These sites are a fantastic reminder of Barrow's Victorian roots as well as the beginnings of the Emergency Services in the town!