Acton Fire Station

Acton Fire Station (1931) by W G Cross (borough engineer)



Photo taken on a walk around South Acton with the Twentieth Century Society on 7th March 2009

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  • greenwood100 6y

    Now thats a proper building.
  • Cairlinn 6y

    Nice font....and discrete hints of Art Deco in the light fittings.
  • Vladimir-911 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called London Fire Brigade (UK), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • DonRak 4y

    Greenwood: Not sure what its like today but when my dad was stationed there in the late 70's & early 80's it was a cracking place.
  • DonRak 3y

    UPDATE: I've been given permission by the LFB to visit Acton and photograph whatever I want there for an up-coming project! Roll on 2012 so I can in there again.
  • Steve Cadman 3y

    Sounds good! I'll try and keep an eye on your photostream for the results...
  • DonRak 3y

    Should be interesting Steve. I'm making a model of the station and have bought a photo kit of the external views of the station. I'm going to add some interior detail, hence the visit, and then build the kit.
    I've laready got some representitive fire appliances that were there when my Dad was stationed at Acton; PE, P, TL and an Auxillery Fire Service Green Goddess; can't find a scale version of the Emergency Tender that was based there at one point.
    Then, when all is done, I will present it to my Dad as a Father's Day gift.
  • Steve Cadman 3y

    It's a lovely idea for a present!
  • DonRak 3y

    Hope I can do it! I haven't made a model in 20+ years.
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Taken on March 7, 2009
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