East End Angels – Where is Station 75?

Station 75 is a fictional ambulance station set not far from the real Station 73 which was sited at Nos 42,45, 72 & 103-105 The Minories (different buildings were used for garages and staff quarters) just north of the Tower of London. I used the maps in the amazing book “The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945” by Laurence Ward, to find a suitable setting.

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Each ambulance station had an area that they were responsible for, so I wanted to site Station 75 in a place where the crews could be called to incidents in the East End, the docks as well as in the city and I found the perfect place in a crescent off The Minories and a short raven’s flight from The Tower of London.

 

 

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The colour shaded areas show the degree of bomb damage from black meaning total destruction, purple for damaged beyond repair, through to yellow for blast damage.
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The pen points to the crescent where Station 75 is sited. Spot the Tower of London a short distance to the south.