Category Archives: /Bermondsey

Metropolitan London (Year 1)

Above: Map of old Metropolitan London. The boundary lines show all original Metropolitan Boroughs. Those being considered in this academic year are coloured GREEN. Stoke Newington, Hackney and Shoreditch make up today’s London Borough of Hackney. Bethnal Green and Stepney … Continue reading

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London Bridge Station Completed

Above: The new cavernous main concourse. The large concrete pillars carry the weight of each trackbed as the trains travel overhead. To anyone who has known Tooley Street over the decades since the 1970s, you can still recognise the street and … Continue reading

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St Olave’s Grammar School is now a Hotel

Above: The exterior of the Lalit Hotel seen through the newly constructed entrance, leading off a side street in Tooley Street. In the 16th century, the Vestry of St Saviour – a large parish church near London Bridge, which is … Continue reading

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Brunel Lettering (Sculpture)

Above: The large lettering beside the approach to the Rotherhithe Tunnel. The green spire of the Norwegian Church is to be seen behind the trees. Both Marc Isambard Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom will forever be linked with Rotherhithe. … 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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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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