Category Archives: Rotherhithe

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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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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Deal Porters (Public Art)

Above: View of the Deal Porters seen from the west side of Canada Water. The large shopping precinct and car park called Surrey Quays was laid out on land that was partly the old quays of the Surrey Docks and … Continue reading

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East Lane and West Lane

Above: Street map showing the position of the two streets. We are talking about the land around the eastern part of Bermondsey, where it joins onto Rotherhithe. If you look at the map you will see there are two short … Continue reading

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South Wharf, Rotherhithe

Above: View from the beach at low tide, looking towards the land at Rotherhithe. The steps mark the northern extent of the original South Wharf. The red-building stands on land which was once South Wharf and is nowpart of Surrey … Continue reading

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