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Vinegar Yard

Above: Looking down on the premises through the windows beside Platform 15 on London Bridge Station. One of the features of London is the number of new food markets that continue to spring up. Situated at Vinegar Yard, 72-82 St … Continue reading

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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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Gibbon’s Rents

Above: Exotic plants brightening up an otherwise drab footpath. Inner London has an amazingly diverse collection of street names. Having said that, there are plenty of very unusual street names in many other parts of England. In the town of … 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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