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Had the chance to take a look around the fire station on Clifford Street in York. It’s been empty for a while and is awaiting redevelopment into (yes you guessed) apartments. Much of this former chapel will be demolished completely with only a facade remaining.

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The access to the firefighter’s pole.

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The drop.

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A premium is sure to be paid for front apartments overlooking Clifford’s Tower.

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What was once the mess hall. There is virtually nothing left in the building now.

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The main forecourt area where the engines lived.

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A local arts initiative ‘Blank Canvas’ will be taking the place over for a few weeks before demolition begins providing a pop up exhibition space and area for arts workshops.

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I particularly enjoyed the sense of calm and stillness here ~ a place witness to such frenetic activity and on constant alert now utterly at rest.

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One of the few remaining artefacts ~ locker keys on a window ledge.

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Sleeping quarters.

Details of Blank Canvas: https://www.facebook.com/blankcanvasyork

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