Old fire station, old kent road

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Friday 9 May 2014 6.32pm
Hi everyone,

I am a student in journalism, for a final assignment we have to look for derelict buildings.

I came across the old fire station, 306-312 Old Kent Road, I am in rush so I need your help for any information that you might have about that building.

Anecdotes, stories on his past, why it has not been destroy, what does it represents for you personally and your council.

This is an appeal, I really need you knowledge even if you think it's irrelevant. My grade depends on you! (kidding)

I am posting a photo of what it looks back in 1905 and how it looks now.

I already know that the company Blue Mantle is installed there since 1969.

Thank you everyone!


Friday 9 May 2014 9.23pm
Jessicangl wrote:
I already know that the company Blue Mantle is installed there since 1969.

Not according to their website

Are you sure you can use this buiding because it's not actually derelict?
Friday 9 May 2014 9.58pm
It may be worth your while contacting the London Fire Brigade Museum: they have extensive records and may be of help you find out more about the OKR Fire Station's history, such as famous fires it was called to attend, its role during the Blitz and important dates in its history.

Best wishes on your project!
Saturday 10 May 2014 4.26am
As a student of journalism you might want to work on your English.
Tuesday 13 May 2014 8.17am
Some trivia for you, the comedian Simon Day worked in the fireplace company for a while and during the 80ís the building was a music venue, the Jesus and Mary Chain played one of their early London gigs there!

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