Monthly Archives: August 2019

City of London Markets

Above: Outline map showing the City’s markets and the new proposed site at Dagenham. CLICK ON THE MAP TO ENLARGE. The City of London has had several important markets which have been in existence for hundreds of years. Some of … Continue reading

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Gibbon’s Rents

Above: Exotic plants brightening up an otherwise drab footpath. Inner London has an amazingly diverse collection of street names. Having said that, there are plenty of very unusual street names in many other parts of England. In the town of … Continue reading

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Regent’s Canal Route

Above: An attractive piece of public art near the towpath of the Regent’s Canal, showing a horse that once pulled narrowboats in the 19th century. Running roughly N–S through the centre of England is the Grand Union Canal. Its main … Continue reading

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Grand Surrey Canal at Plough Bridge

Above: View from the Towpath. This rare view was probably taken by a photographer who was able to gain access to what was then land with restricted access. It was taken around the 1960s. Behind the old barge, it is … Continue reading

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Grand Surrey Canal Route

Above: Part of Cary’s map of 1837 showing the route of the canal along with part of the Croydon Canal. CLICK ON THE MAP TO ENLARGE. London still has few canals in existence – like the Regent’s Canal in north … Continue reading

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Joiner Street Bridge

Above: The girders of the bridge above Joiner Street. The rest of Joiner Street is under brick arches. The rebuilding of London Bridge Station, which was completed in 2018, was an amazing achievement. The ‘small army’ of skilled engineers required … Continue reading

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London Bridge Station New Pillars

Above: View of the concourse standing below platforms 11 and 12, looking west. Notice that the round supporting pillar on the left is shorter than the one to the right of the large V-shaped support girder. There are a large … Continue reading

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