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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:23 am
by kiwi
GRAND SURREY CANAL. 2.jpg
Grand Surrey Canal, 1970 seen here looking east from Wells Way showing
the huge canal-side Rawlings factory, built circa 1880 and taken over
by R Whites in 1891 (demolished 1986).

Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:22 am
by kiwi
I think this is on the same part of the Canal as Fosneys earlier picture. Behind the mast of the boat in the distant is what looks like the Tower of St Georges Church. If so, this would make this part of the Canal by Wells Way.?
Grand Surrey Canal, c 1906..jpg
Grand Surrey Canal, c 1906.

Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:11 am
by kiwi
GRAND SURREY CANAL 1.jpg
GRAND SURREY CANAL, thought to be near Malt St,Old Kent Road?
Man clearing drained Grand Surrey Canal,Old Kent Road..jpg
Man clearing drained Grand Surrey Canal,Old Kent Road

Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:31 am
by kiwi
Newby’s Ice Store stood on the north bank of the canal in the 1860s, between what’s now the football pitch and the canal walk. Ice was used to keep food fresh during transport and in shops. Imported mainly from Norway, it was delivered along the canal by horse-drawn barges to Newby’s store, where it was stored in ice wells deep below the level of the canal.
They also owned the terrace of houses in Neate St, 180-194. Ice started to be imported from abroad, particularly Norway. A number of ice wells, such as the one that stood on the banks of the Grand Surrey Canal, were dug to receive and store it until it was wanted by customers. Ice was delivered to homes and businesses by horse-drawn carts. The ‘ice-man’ would chip off a block the size you wanted. Ice was stored in shops in large walk-in cupboards. The natural ice trade began to decline at the end of 19th and the start of the 20th century, when it began to be produced in factories.
NEWBYS ICE,.jpg
NEWBYS ICE 2.jpg