Safety Scene History

Safety Scene was formerly known as Safety Town.

Safety Town was started in 1992 in partnership with Hasbury & Cradley Rotary Club, under the direction of Stan Harding, who raised the initial £12,000 to build the set.

Stan Harding was a professional stage set designer for the television industry. He conceived and built both the original called “Safety Town” and its successor Safety Scene, which he and his wife Margaret devoted a great deal of their time to creating and running. Without Stan’s unique skills, their personal finances and their determination to see Safety Scene operating, Safety Scene would not exist today.

It is impossible to say how many children’s lives Safety Scene has played a part in helping to make safer and the funds that Safety Scene has helped to save society over the years through the prevention of accidents.

We feel the quote from Kevin Jeynes (Station Officer – Blackpool Fire Safety Department) probably best sums matters up from an adult perspective.

“…Safety Scene scheme is extremely effective: When you look at statistics wherever it has been run, you will see a decrease in the number of casualties in children in that age group…”

In 2007 Stan & Margaret decided to sell Safety Scene and enjoy their retirement.

We hope that we can speak for society in general when we say thank you to Stan and Margaret for their ideas, imagination and all the time and hard work that they put into turning Safety Scene from an idea into a lasting and memorable experience for children, we wish you both a wonderful retirement.

From everyone at Safety Scene.