The rich history of Carlisle's Old Fire Station is now on permanent display on the front of the prominent city centre building.

Photographs celebrating the life and times of firefighters in Carlisle have been specially made into 60 stunning panels with the images being put onto the former engine room doors.

The photographs were donated to Carlisle City Council, who manage the facility, by Elizabeth Dobson, the daughter of former firefighter Jim Templeton.

Elizabeth’s family photo album inspired the artwork and contains hundreds of images taken by her father during his time working for the county's fire service. A selection of those mages have been chosen for public display.

Facing on to Warwick Street, the new artwork is showcased over five doors - once the shutters, exit and entry points for the fire engines when the building was a working station.

It closed in 2012 and was transformed into an arts centre and entertainment venue by the council, opening in 2015. The centre now hosts hundreds of events each year, from comedy and music to art and drama, including the upcoming Carlisle Fringe festival next month.

The artwork has been created by the authority's in-house graphic design team and was installed and printed by local sign maker Watsign.

Anne Quilter, who holds the council's portfolio for culture, heritage and leisure said: “The new public art is a celebration of local fire fighters and the former use of the Old Fire Station.

"It’s our local heritage on show for all to see and is a striking tribute to those who served their time working at the Warwick Street fire station.”

The external artwork is in addition to a wall of firefighters on display within the Old Fire Station building, in the McGrew’s Bistro eater. This also includes photos donated by Mr Templeton's daughter.

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