Princess Royal opens new fire station

LOWESTOFT'S new fire station was the toast of the town today as it was officially opened by the Princess Royal as part of a tour of the town.

LOWESTOFT'S new fire station was the toast of the town today as it was officially opened by the Princess Royal as part of a tour of the town.

The princess was taken on a tour of the new five-bay station on Stradbroke Road, which will be home to some of the town's firefighters form next month.

She was also treated to displays by fire and rescue crews and young people taking part in a Firebreak training course.

After opening the fire station, the princess visited the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

She then travelled to SLP, a Lowestoft-based company which makes components for offshore rigs.

- For more information and photographs of the visit, see Thursday's paper.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter