Station Focus: No. 57 Wentworthville Fire Brigade (1920-2020)

*This information is an extract from the colour-book produced by the Museum of Fire's Heritage Team to celebrate the centenary of Wentworthville Fire Brigade. Should you wish to use any of the information and pictures provided we ask that you please reference the Museum correctly and contact the Museum for permission where applicable. The Establishment of a Fire Brigade in Wentworthville Back on the 5 February 1920 when Wentworthville Fire Brigade operational the local area was described as an area consisting mainly of open land, bush and orchards. The buildings were considered to be few and far between, with most scattered over the area rather than being concentrated around a central hub. T

Curator's Blog #1 - Her Majesty's Theatre Wall Phone

Welcome to the first post in our new Curator’s Blog series! As a curator I oversee the display and care of the Museum’s collections, including the library and archive as well as the objects. Each day is different, but my role (usually) involves researching and processing donations, improving collection documentation, and producing information for display. Today I will be introducing a recent donation that piqued my interest, the USA-made Western Electric wall telephone from Her Majesty’s Theatre. The Western Electric Wall Phone from Her Majesty’s Theatre Owing to its central location in Quay Street, Her Majesty’s Theatre (formerly named “Empire” when it opened in the late 1920s) had a direct

Welcome To Our New Blog!

Welcome to the Museum of Fire’s new blog! As the Museum’s newly appointed Interim CEO it gives me great joy to launch this wonderful project! Here at the Museum we receive numerous heritage inquiries and feedback relating to our historic posts we make on social media so we have decided to make some of our resources more accessible whilst also sharing some “behind the scenes” exclusives with you on a regular basis. I’ll pop in from time to time to share some of the recent activities of the Museum and some exciting developments but this will be a blog dedicated to the heritage works of the Museum. We have a great heritage team and I am proud to lead this dynamic group. As the heritage partner

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