Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Elephant at Waterloo

Above: The wire-mesh elephant at Waterloo Station. No – not the ‘Elephant and Castle’! Just the ‘Elephant’. Its a lovely piece of public art and, remarkably, the elephant is formed from wire mesh. It is to be found at Waterloo … Continue reading

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Brixton Station Platform Pieces

Above: Figure on the Victoria-bound platform. Three figures have been seen waiting on the platforms of Brixton Station since 1986 and they are still waiting patiently to this day. The realistic figures, of course, are sculptures forming an original installation … Continue reading

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Vauxhall as a Place Name

Above: Modern map showing the original site of Falkes Hall. It would seem that Vauxhall Cross – the place where Vauxhall Station, Vauxhall Bus Station and all the traffic trying to pass through the large intersection that grinds to a … Continue reading

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Vauxhall Station Railway Bridge

Above: The southern side of the very wide railway bridge. If you have ever used Vauxhall Station you will know what a busy place it is, mainly because it is the last station on the railway lines that run into … Continue reading

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Vauxhall Bridge

Above: Vauxhall Bridge shown on Stanford’s map of 1878. Vauxhall Bridge is an interesting subject because there are several aspects of it that are unusual. The bridge was built 1811-16 of cast iron, designed by J Walker with nine equal-size … Continue reading

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Royal Mail Stage Coach at the George Inn

Above: A replica Royal Mail coach, drawn by four horses, leaving the George Inn. On Saturday 18 June a horse-drawn replica mail coach visited the George Inn, Borough High Street, as part of the 500th anniversary celebrations to mark the … Continue reading

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