Bowles Road - Old kent Road

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fosney
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Bowles Road - Old kent Road

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:21 pm

(Yesterday & Today)

Old Kent Road Bus Garage.jpg
Old Kent Road Bus Garage Bowles Road
Old Kent Road bus garage map.jpg
Map of the area
Old Kent Road bus garage site of.jpg
now part of an industrial site

fosney
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Re: Bowles Road - Old kent Road

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:36 pm

Posted by Jimmica


fosney can u tell me where that garage was in okr i dont recall

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Re: Bowles Road - Old kent Road

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:37 pm

jimmika

The Old Kent Road Bus Garage was in Bowles Road opposite the old Public Baths in Old Kent Road on the corner of Marlborough Road now a derelect site.
The actual garage stood on the site if the now B&Q store site roughly. The 1916 Ordnance Survey Map shows the garage which backed on to the Surrey Canal on its way to Peckham.
The depot was opened in 1874 by London Tramways horse drawn, later taken over by LCC Tramways and then Vanguard Buses and in 1908 by London General Omnibus Company and was closed by London Transport on 25 November 1958. There seems to be no evidence that the garage ever existed, only the photographic evidence.

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Re: Bowles Road - Old kent Road

Postby kiwi » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:56 pm

Air raid damage at Old Kent Road garage in Bowles Road. Part of the garage roof has been demolished. A large mound of rubble is visible; this is mostly comprised of bricks but also includes a large metal girder which has been almost snapped in two. 1940.
Old Kent Road,Bowles Road bus garage,1940..jpg
Bowles Road bus garage,1940


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