Wed 4th Oct, 2017
There was a real buzz of excitement around the building. The Old Fire Station was full of fun activities including face painting, arts and crafts, gardening workshops, stalls, pop up photo booth and more. All our wonderful tenants were out in force, letting people know how to get involved in the fantastic work they do in the local community. The Space2 pop up museum was full of stories and shared memories, Leeds Cookery School showed us how to make delicous pizzas and Slate's cafe was so busy they sold out of cake.
We were excited to be joined by Red Watch who worked here before moving up the road to the newly built Killingbeck Fire Station. Diddy Denis, a mini fire engine kids can ride around on, was a huge hit.
The highlight of the day was when John, a 91 year old fireman who had worked at Gipton Fire Station in WW2, cut the ribbon and opened our centre to all the community. Local schools sang a song they had written for the occassion and it all got quite emotional.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to make the day such a success. If you missed this one you can always pop in and ask reception for info or a tour, and we'll be doing more community events in the future - watch this space!