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Fire Station Details - Soho old fire station 1 site

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Name:Soho old fire station 1 site
Address:126 Shaftesbury Avenue
Postcode:W1D 5ET
Year Range: 1922-1984 (demolished 1984)
51.512678 North
00.129725 West
Further Information/ Provenance: 

Demolished for new station on same site

Frank van der Weerden
- originally London Salvage Corps station from 1888 till 1920, LFB moved in 1922. Severely damaged during WWII. Used till 1983

London Fire Brigade History FB group, Dave Pike
- opened 1922 (former London Salvage Corps station)

LFB list has address as 128-132 Shaftesbury Avenue

Les Savine
- According to LFB records, the London Salvage Corps station in Shaftesbury Avenue was located at number 72 Shaftesbury Avenue. This station was transferred to the LFB in 1920 and became Station 72 Soho before being flattened by a bomb during the Blitz.
- A 'temporary' station was built on the site of 126 Shaftesbury Avenue and this was replaced by the current station which opened in 1983.
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