Photos: Emotional firefighters at Clerkenwell Fire Station closed after 141 years #Clerkenwell

January 9, 2014
Highly emotional scenes at Clerkenwell Fire Station as the last shift comes off duty before the 141 year old station is closed permanently as part of the cuts to London's fire service provision, instigated by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Seen here is firefighter, Alex Babcock, in tears after serving his last shift at Clerkenwell, having been based there for 29 years. © Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Highly emotional scenes at Clerkenwell Fire Station as the last shift comes off duty before the 141 year old station is closed permanently as part of the cuts to London’s fire service provision, instigated by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Seen here is firefighter, Alex Babcock, in tears after serving his last shift at Clerkenwell, having been based there for 29 years.
© Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Highly emotional scenes at Clerkenwell Fire Station as the last shift comes off duty before the 141 year old station is closed permanently as part of the cuts to London's fire service provision, instigated by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Seen here is firefighter, Alex Babcock, in tears after serving his last shift at Clerkenwell, having been based there for 29 years. © Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Highly emotional scenes at Clerkenwell Fire Station as the last shift comes off duty before the 141 year old station is closed permanently as part of the cuts to London’s fire service provision, instigated by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Seen here is firefighter, Alex Babcock, in tears after serving his last shift at Clerkenwell, having been based there for 29 years.
© Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk