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Hay’s Wharf Sailing Bill

Above: A sailing bill for Hay’s Wharf, dated 1798. If you have visited Hay’s Galleria – which is on the north side of Tooley Street– then you will know where Hay’s Wharf originally stood, set up by Alexander Hay. That was … Continue reading

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Griffin’s Wharf Sailing Bill

Above: Sailing bill advertising services by ship from Griffin’s Wharf, Tooley Street. Griffin’s Wharf no longer exists but it has an interesting story to be told in the form of the advert which was probably produced no later than about … Continue reading

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London Bridge Station Old Wall

Above: The ornate brick wall, seen when entering the station from Tooley Street. In the 1950s and 1960s, the pedestrian area was part of a roadway called Joiner Street. Work to totally rebuild London Bridge has been going on for … 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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Potter’s Fields

Above: Looking north towards Tower Bridge in Potter’s Fields. Potter’s Fields used to be the name of a narrow street that was the last turning running north from Tooley Street as you walked east, before arriving at Tower Bridge and … Continue reading

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Hay’s Galleria

Above: View looking west in Tooley Street at the rebuilt London Bridge Station (left) and Hay’s Galleria (right). In medieval times Tooley Street was crossed by several streams which flowed at right-angles to the street and discharged into the Thames. … Continue reading

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