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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
Dockhead Fire Brigade Station
This is where the original London's Burning TV series was filmed
Location: 8 Wolseley Street, London, SE1 2BP
Description: This is the fire Station used as the original 'Blackwall' Fire Station in the ITV series 'Londons Burning', about half a mile from Tower Bridge, as the exterior for Blackwall.
The Jacob Street studio is opposite, housing a full scale reproduction of the mess, built by Colin Monk.
Later on in the series, the exterior of Leyton Fire Station and the (soon to be converted into flats) Oliver Twist pub opposite were used.