Author Archives: adrianprockter

Bleeding Heart Yard

Above: Bleeding Heart Tavern standing on the south side of Greville Street. The yard can be seen on the left of the picture. Bleeding Heart Yard is a large T-shaped courtyard which runs south off Greville Street, a turning off … Continue reading

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Liverpool Street Station and the Eagle

Above: An eagle perched on a pedestrian barrier beside his handler at the entrance to Liverpool Street Station. It is not every day that you walk into a large railway station and find an eagle staring you in the face. … Continue reading

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Great North Wood – Update

Another of the blogs on this Website has been updated. This time on the subject of the Great North Wood. More information has been added which may be of interest to you. The whole text has been rewritten and additional … Continue reading

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Victoria Deep Water Terminal

Above: Looking south on the wharf. Greenwich Park is on the horizon. Victoria Deep Water Terminal was built on land known as Victoria Wharf. The name ‘Victoria Wharf’ is shown on the Ordnance Survey maps for 1944-69. The name ‘Victoria … Continue reading

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Lovell’s Wharf Footpath

Above: Looking west along the footpath by evening light in 1975. In the 1960s and 1970s, the riverside footpath at Greenwich was a really magical place. Walking east from Greenwich Pier, you passed in front of the Royal Naval College … Continue reading

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Greenwich Wharves in the 1960s

Above: Map of the riverfront at Greenwich, showing the approximate position of some of the well-known wharves. At the time of writing, most of them have already changed beyond recognition (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you like … Continue reading

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Grace, W G, in Sydenham

William Gilbert ‘WG’ Grace, (1848–1915) was an English amateur cricketer who was important in the development of the sport and is widely considered to be one of its greatest-ever players. His profession was as a doctor. He qualified as a … Continue reading

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Vauxhall Motor Cars

Above: Plaque in Wandsworth Road commemorating the original site of the factory that made the Vauxhall motor car. Vauxhall motor cars are so-called because they were originally made in Vauxhall. Really! The above plaque proves it. The first Vauxhall motor … Continue reading

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Roman Wall

Above: Google map showing the modern City of London Boundary (RED). The overlay (PURPLE) shows the approximate line of the Roman Wall with the 11 gates named (YELLOW). A few other landmarks are also labelled (Click on image to enlarge … Continue reading

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St Luke’s Court, Tooley Street

Above: Wide-angle view from the north side of Tooley Street of the development which looks like a series of badly stacked boxes. Tooley Street is mainly lined with Victorian buildings. There are a few new developments but they are in … Continue reading

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