Category Archives: /Bermondsey

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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Family of Dolphins (Sculpture), Rotherhithe

Above: The dolphin sculpture at its new location in Southwark Park. The sculpture called ‘Family of Dolphins’ in bronze, 2.74 metres high, was made by the artist David Backhouse for the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre. The Centre was built 1986-88 … Continue reading

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Southwark Park Caryatids

Above: The two caryatids standing beside one of the lawns, a short distance from the Carriage Drive. Both figures have sustained some damage. The figure on the right has no supporting arms. Southwark Park is Grade II listed and covers … Continue reading

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