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Last updated: 09/07/2018, 6:16 PM

Now and then: fascinating photos show how some of London's old fire stations are being reused

17/06/2016 15:40

These rare images capture how some of the Brigade's old fire stations are still standing and how some have found a new lease of life.

While London has changed significantly over the years, many of the old stations - some built more than a century ago - look exactly as they used to. This map shows the location of all the Brigade's stations, past and present.

Since the formation of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1866, there have been 270 fire stations used across the capital, with 103 currently operational.

The Brigade has recently completed a rebuilding programme to replace nine fire stations that were in poor condition and no longer met the modern requirements of a fire and rescue service.



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Built behind the site of the former fire station, this station opened on Mayton Street in 1908 and later closed in 1974.

It is now being used as a local community centre by the Holloway Neighbourhood Group. The current Holloway fire station opened in 1975 and is situated on Hornsey Road.