Pollyanna is a VIP visitor to Aston fire station

Wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering (left) and her daughter Anna-Louise visited Aston fire station as part of a firefighter experience day

Wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering (left) and her daughter Anna-Louise visited Aston fire station as part of a firefighter experience day

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Aston Park fire station had a special visitor when Pollyanna Pickering, acclaimed as one of Europe’s foremost wildlife artists dropped by.

Pollyanna and her daughter Anna-Louise Pickering had bought a firefighter experience day at an Age UK auction held at Aston Hall Hotel last autumn.

Pollyanna was at the auction as part of her role as a Patron of Rotherham’s Gallery Town Art Project.

The day included a tour of the station and a look at the fire engines and all the equipment on board, along with trying on the firefighters uniform and wearing the breathing apparatus.

Pollyanna said; “It was absolutely fascinating to see behind the scenes at a working fire station and I was so impressed by the skill, bravery and dedication of the whole team.”

Paul Bragger, Aston station manager, added: “It was a pleasure to meet Pollyanna and Anna-Louise and show them around our station and give them an insight in to the day to day running of a fire station.

“Fire stations remain important parts of local communities so beyond our core emergency response and prevention work, it’s important to be able to give the public an insight into our work.”