Monthly Archives: March 2017

Deptford Creek Pedestrian Swing Bridge

Above: View of the footbridge from the Greenwich side, looking west towards Deptford. The bridge is in its ‘normal’ position, when in use by pedestrians. When ‘open’, it swings to the left (on this vew) through 110 degrees and rests … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington

Above: The original Cambridge Wing, in the Norfolk Place. This building suffered additions and alterations over the years. St Mary’s Hospital was founded in 1845 as a voluntary hospital for the benefit of the sick poor of north and NW London and … Continue reading

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Paddington Station Roof

There has already been a blog about Paddington Station but this one concentrates on the original station roof. There are two London termini with famous station roofs – Paddington Station and St Pancras Station. Paddington Station took four years to … Continue reading

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Brunel, Isambard (Statue)

Probably the first thing that most people associate with the place-name Paddington is Paddington Station. It was due to Isambard Brunel that the station came into being and, therefore, it is appropriate that his statue is mentioned. The seated figure … Continue reading

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Two Figures (Public Art), Paddington Basin

The public art called ‘Two figures’, also called ‘Walking Man and Standing Man’, are situated beside the Paddington Arm in the area now called Paddington Central. The figures are probably life-size or possibly a little larger and have a great … Continue reading

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Point, Paddington Basin, The

Above: The pointed western end of the offices seen beside one of the footbridges that cross the Paddington Arm of the waterway. One of the more remarkable modern offices that stand by the Paddington Basin is a large block called … Continue reading

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Helix Bridge, Paddington Basin

Above: The Helix Bridge seen from its western side. It is seen spanning the Paddington Basin. Although it may not look like it, there is another stretch of the canal behind the bridge. The Helix Bridge was completed late 2003, designed … Continue reading

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