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Fire stations and fire fighting
in Stoke Newington
A quick history
Billy Reading
Stoke Newington Fire Station Facts
• Four ‘Engine Houses’
• Two ‘Fire stations’
• Final resting place of
a fire fighting H...
Engine Houses
ONE.
TWO.
• “A new engine house was built probably in 1806 near the manorial
pound on the north side of Church Street, near Bar...
THREE.
• In 1820 Joseph Eade granted a new site in Red Lion Lane, where an
engine house was built at his expense shortly a...
Watch houses: A brief distraction
FOUR.
• “The vestry continued to maintain the engine until 1858, when Stoke
Newington arranged to use the new engine and e...
FIVE.
Street fire alarms
SIX
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history
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Presented by Billy Reading at the 14th Stoke Newington History Talks event on Dec 3rd 2020

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Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington - A quick history

  1. 1. Fire stations and fire fighting in Stoke Newington A quick history Billy Reading
  2. 2. Stoke Newington Fire Station Facts • Four ‘Engine Houses’ • Two ‘Fire stations’ • Final resting place of a fire fighting Hero • A couple of rare plaques
  3. 3. Engine Houses
  4. 4. ONE.
  5. 5. TWO. • “A new engine house was built probably in 1806 near the manorial pound on the north side of Church Street, near Barn Street.”
  6. 6. THREE. • In 1820 Joseph Eade granted a new site in Red Lion Lane, where an engine house was built at his expense shortly afterwards.
  7. 7. Watch houses: A brief distraction
  8. 8. FOUR. • “The vestry continued to maintain the engine until 1858, when Stoke Newington arranged to use the new engine and engine house built by Hackney on the east side of High Street” • Under the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Act of 1865, responsibility passed to the Metropolitan Board of Works, although Hackney Board of Works continued to use the High Street station until its replacement
  9. 9. FIVE.
  10. 10. Street fire alarms
  11. 11. SIX

Presented by Billy Reading at the 14th Stoke Newington History Talks event on Dec 3rd 2020 www.StokeNewingtonHistory.com

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