Log booksFrom: Books
This site is to show the minute by minute diaries written by the duty men at Blackburn station. There will be 20 sample pages from each log book for people to read and get an idea from, the entries themselves are well worth a look for anyone , sometimes mundane but sometimes very interesting. This site will be especially good for those people whose relatives worked at the station particularly between the 1950’s and 1974 when the Borough fire brigade ceased to be and became Lancashire County. Some of the later samples will be from much earlier and give details of fires that were attended. If you find these samples particularly interesting and would like to see more then please contact us. We have 5 log books digitised onto computer now and will be doing more as the years go by. However you may like to see the actual books themselves if you do then we will be able to direct you to Lancashire Archives at Preston where the books are available to view. The history behind these books is also quite interesting , in that when the Borough was taken over by the county it was decided that anything with Blackburn Borough on it had to be got rid of, the log books themselves were thrown into a skip one of many that were placed on the fire station yard , the on duty firemen of the time thought that it would be good to keep them for posterity and so rescued them and took them to the local library where they were put into storage. When our station museum was up and running in the 1990’s the books were returned to the station on loan and were made available for all to see by appointment. However in 2012 when the brigade moved into their new fire station there was not enough room for a museum and so the books were sent to Lancashire Archives at Preston where they are today.