Historical information

Until 1911 Cheltenham had a local Voluntary Fire Brigade. In that year the Metropolitan Fire Brigade was formed and through it a hall was built on the Highway at a cost of £350. Eight years later a brick house costing £1151 was added. There were two full time firemen; several others served part time. In 1960 the fire protection system was re-organised; the building on the Highway was demolished and replaced by the Ambulance Station.

Physical description

Two images on one strip of negative film. The first image is a black and white image of five firefighters pictured inside Cheltenham Fire Station, Nepean Highway. The second image is of the firefighting truck at the station.