Ex-firefighters sought for Worthing station party

CREW from Worthing fire station are planning to celebrate its 50th anniversary in style.

The Ardsheal Road station was officially opened on September 22, 1962, so a birthday party will be held on Saturday, September 22, to mark the occasion.

Roy Barraclough, commander for Worthing and Shoreham, said: “We are trying to track down ex-firefighters so we can invite them to the celebration. We plan to load them all into the old engines and drive them down memory lane.”

The fire station moved from Charlecote Road to the Ardsheal Road station 50 years ago.

To mark the anniversary, at 3pm there will be a gathering of all the old ex-West Sussex fire appliances that are still in preservation at the Steyne in Worthing.

They will then drive to the fire station and assemble on the forecourt.

From 7.30pm onwards, there will be a party in the appliance bay with a bar and live band playing music from the last 50 years until midnight.

Tickets are £5 each and can be bought by visiting www.theticketsellers.co.uk and searching Worthing fire station.

Alternatively, send a cheque to, or pop in to see, Mandy Anderson at Worthing fire station on Monday to Friday morning.

Call 01903 282430 to speak to Mandy, or 07793 721615 to speak to Roy if you are an ex-firefighter.