Tooley Street

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fosney
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Re: Tooley Street

Postby fosney » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:53 pm

Tooley Street

Engraving of the demolition of St Olave's Church Tooley Street.

Only the turret was presverved and is now a Grade II listed building. It can be found in the south east corner of Tanner Street recreation ground

It was adapted for use as a water drinking fountain but is now disused.

By the look of today's picture it is not only disused but also abused with Graffiti.
StOlavesChurch.jpg
StOlavesTurret.jpg

kiwi
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Re: Tooley Street

Postby kiwi » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:47 am

A workman produces a batch of policeman's helmets at a workshop in Tooley Street, Southwark, 7th April 1930. I think this is possibly Hobsons (Hat) Factory.?
TOOLEY STREET HOBSONS.jpg
1930

Fogbrain
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Re: Tooley Street

Postby Fogbrain » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:42 pm

fosney wrote:Tooley Street --Post Office

Picture of one of the two Tooley Street Post Offices around 1960. I have been trying to place where in Tooley Street it was and according to the map number 61 was between Hays Lane and Battle Bridge Lane so todays picture is the area where I think it was.

Specifically, it was this bay:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5051008,-0.0842606,3a,30y,31.14h,84.84t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_lovCrYtz2wLK031VxLjTw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1?hl=en

kiwi
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Re: Tooley Street

Postby kiwi » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:51 am

fosney Tooley Street --Post Office.
I think you are right with the Post Office between Hays Lane & Battle Bridge Lane. The other Post Office was between Vine Lane & Weaver’s Lane near the Antigallican Pub, you can see the letter box where it was. The cafe (Bell'Aria) in the picture, corner of Vine Lane, I would go into when I was driving. Picture 1973.
Antigallican Pub, 155 Tooley Street 2011.jpg
Antigallican Pub, 155 Tooley Street 2011
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Tooley Street
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kiwi
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Re: Tooley Street

Postby kiwi » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:09 am

Hobsons factory and offices in Tooley St, several hundred employees worked at making all garments and accessories required for the Guards uniforms. In the picture above to the left you can see Hobson & Sons.
HOBSON  X.jpg
Hobson & Sons Tooley Street X.jpg
Hobson & Sons, Tooley Street

kiwi
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Re: Tooley Street

Postby kiwi » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:40 am

Built in 1879, and located at 165 Tooley Street, this station remained operational until 1928 when the new Dockhead fire station was opened and the engines and crews transferred there. This building still stands in Tooley Street today. A Dennis pump and pump escape are pictured and a child can be seen at a first-floor window (the firemen lived at the station along with their families).
TOOLEY STREET FIRE STATION 1879..jpg
TOOLEY STREET FIRE STATION 1879. If they could see it now?
Tooley Street Fire Station is now home to Brigade, an all-day bar and bistro. 2017.jpg
Tooley Street Fire Station is now home to Brigade, an all-day bar and bistro. 2017.


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