At Leyton Fire
Station, London E10 March 2001
not an "On Location" with Londons Burning, but
here are a few pics of the new Blackwall Fire Station as
seen on 1st of March 2001
As you can see, Leyton is an impressive station but is on
the junction of two busy roads. The HP has just gone out,
but Leytons Volvo is at Workshops so a Dodge is
deputising. It took over 10 minutes patient waitng to get
A close up of the front of the building.
In 1999, when only a few months old, I took this picture
of Leyton's Hydraulic Platform (HP24) in the rear yard.
This appliance can be called out to anywhere in East
London, especially Stratford and Walthamstow, and
frequently is. For those appliance buffs out there, it is
a Volvo FL6.10 with Saxon and GB Fire bodywork,
registered R154 KGH.
No visit to Leyton would be complete without a picture of
the Oliver Twist.
WORD OF WARNING: As you can imagine,
Leyton can get busy with the road outside having heavy
traffic for most of the day. Its always a good idea to
get permission from the Station Commander before visiting
the Fire Station. Also, Leyton isn't exactly the "friendliest"
place to be if you are on your own or if you look like
tourists with cameras. Don't expect the cast to be there
as this is a REAL Fire Station.