Monthly Archives: August 2015

Angerstein Level Crossing

Above: The level crossing is quite narrow because it is only used by pedestrians and only crosses a single railway track. A foot-crossing on a railway track in London is very unusual these days. This one allows pedestrians to cross … Continue reading

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Mumford’s Mill

Above: View of the old mill building in 2001 before being redeveloped. It was taken from Deptford Bridge DLR Station on the modern viaduct built across Deptford Broadway. Mumford’s Flour Mills were founded in 1790, built beside Deptford Creek. The … Continue reading

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Druid Street Railway Arches

Above: Druid Street is hardly scenic, this view looks west along the wide railway arches leading towards London Bridge Station. These arches are a short distance east of Tower Bridge Road. “Reminiscing the Past” The story I am about to … Continue reading

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East Lane and West Lane

Above: Street map showing the position of the two streets. We are talking about the land around the eastern part of Bermondsey, where it joins onto Rotherhithe. If you look at the map you will see there are two short … Continue reading

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Jamaica Road Tram

Above: View looking east along Jamaica Road which has since been re-aligned. “A Moment in Time” To paraphrase a well known expression “Yes, its Jamaica Road but not as we know it”. The problem with old photos of Jamaica Road … Continue reading

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Illife Yard

Above: The 19th century buildings in Illife Yard seen from the main entrance gates. Illife Yard is one of those places that, when you see it, you feel as if you have entered a ‘time warp’ and been transported back to … Continue reading

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Brigade Restaurant, Tooley Street

Above: View of the old fire station in Tooley Street. “James Braidwood Fireman Extraordinary” About half-way along Tooley Street, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, stands an old fire station which has been converted into a restaurant. It is a … Continue reading

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Workers of Woolwich (Public Art)

Above: The whole mural – on the wall of one of the platforms at Woolwich Arsenal Station. Mounted on part of the wall of the south (up) platform of Woolwich Arsenal Station is a remarkable terracotta relief mural. It was … Continue reading

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Charlton Lane Crossing

Above: Looking west at the level crossing from the lower steps of the pedestrian footbridge. One of the curios of the railway line between Greenwich and Woolwich is the fact that it still has a level crossing at the lower … Continue reading

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Antigallican PH, Woolwich Road

Above: The large pub on a rather untidy corner in Woolwich Road. The Antigallican Public House, standing No 428 Woolwich Road at the junction with Charlton Church Lane, is now the only pub by this name in Inner London. It … Continue reading

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