Monthly Archives: August 2017

Island Gardens DLR Station

Above: Helicopter view looking south near the southern end of the Isle of Dogs, about 1988. The Royal Naval College and Greenwich Pier are to be seen along the top of the view. A one-carriage DLR train is approaching Island … Continue reading

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Docklands Light Railway Turns 30

Above: View from a helicopter of the first West India Quay DLR Station, taken about 1988. The first DLR trains only had one carriage. Notice also that there are three red construction cranes in the view – used to erect … Continue reading

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Pagoda, Blackheath

Above: View of the house from Pagoda Gardens. One of Blackheath’s more unusual houses is a house built in the form of a Chinese Pagoda near the heath. It is actually within the London Borough of Lewisham. It was built … Continue reading

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Mills and Knight

Above: Workshops in a derelict state (in 1977) at the landward end of the Slipway at Nelson Wharf. Mills and Knight was a shipbuilding and barge repair company who operated on the Thames until their business closed down in the … Continue reading

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Pickle Herring Stairs

Above: Pickle Herring Street from Walter Bezant’s book ‘East London’ written about 1900. The view looks east from Pickle Herring Stairs towards the approach to Tower Bridge so the Thames is to your left. The catwalks seen in this drawing … Continue reading

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Poole River at Lower Sydenham

Above: The Poole River, sparkling in the sunshine, flowing beside newly laid out bank, with wild plants establishing themselves. We always talk about the River Thames as ‘London’s River’ – mainly because it flows through the centre of the capital. … Continue reading

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Honor Oak

Above: Looking east at the ‘Oak of Honor’ on a summer’s day at the top of One Tree Hill. Honor Oak is a quiet ‘unsung’ part of the SE23 post code area of Forest Hill. Those who live there know … Continue reading

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Hill House, Honor Oak Road

Above: Hill House standing beside Honor Oak Road. Forest Hill is among the last places in London to be named. The name seems to have appeared in the 1790s due to a group of large houses that were built around … Continue reading

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Norwegian Church, Rotherhithe

Above: The present Norwegian church, looking splendid at the end of its newly opened garden. The approach road to Rotherhithe Tunnel is on the far left and Albion Street is to be seen on the far right. Although there was … Continue reading

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His and Hers (Mural)

Above: The unusual mural at the junction of Giffin Street and Deptford High Street. We are never far from remarkable forms of art in London – statues on buildings, free-standing statues of famous people, large murals on the end of … Continue reading

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