London Fire Brigade's Silvertown fire station, North Woolwich Road, London. Photo taken September 2011
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This closed January 2014 as part of the latest round of cuts. There are memorials fixed to the wall to the right of the appliance room, one to the victims of the Silvertown explosion in 1917 (when a munitions factory belonging to Brunner Mond blew up - this also destroyed the original Silvertown FS, West Ham FB) - and the two trees to the extreme right are also a memorial to commemorate two Silvertown firefighters killed at Gillender Street Bow in 1991. It is hoped the trees can be saved in any future development of the site. Thanks to Mark Arnott, last station commander of Silvertown, London FB for the information. I was lucky to visit the fire station just before it closed.
Peter Williams 23:06, 17-04-2014
the latest news is that this is to become a free school, the Oasis Academy Silvertown. The mayor of London has offered a number of former fire stations for sale to schools - Bow in East London is also destined to be a free school. It remains to be seen what Oasis will do about the memorials.
Peter Williams 08:40, 19-04-2015
you can see an update on Oasis here - http://www.oasisacademysilvertown.org/content/build-update. Like many free schools it is taking a long time.