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Tooley Street

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:21 pm
by fosney
(Yesterday & Today)

Picture of the Weddel building in Tooley street Weddel were meat importers
Weddel Tooley Street.jpg
Weddel Building
Weddel Tooley Street today.jpg
Same building toady

Re: Tooley Street (Yesterday & Today)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:25 pm
by fosney
Aerial view of Tooley Street outside the Weddel Building in 1910
The same area today
Tooley  St 1910 ouside the Weddel Building.jpg
Tooley Street 1910
Tooley Street today.jpg
Tooley Street today


Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:16 am
by kiwi
The King of Belgium pub,Tooley St..jpg
The Bridge Lounge 2015,was The King of Belgium Pub,Tooley St..jpg

St Olaves Church,Bermondsey.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:37 am
by kiwi
The site of the church was sold and redeveloped with an Art Deco office building which became the headquarters of the Hay’s Wharf Company. This still stands on Lower Tooley Street and is now called St Olaf’s House; it bears a plaque giving information on the demolished St Olave's Church and its patron saint.
St Olave's Church, Bermondsey.jpg
St Olave's Church, Tooley Street, Bermondsey.
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Tooley Street, St Olave's Church.

Re: Tooley Street

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:11 pm
by fosney
Hanover Buildings Tooley Street

Now known as Devon Mansions /Buildings is opposite the old St Olave Grammer School Building
in Tooley Street

Re: Tooley Street

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:56 pm
by fosney
Tooley Street - The Fire Station

Picture courtesy of London Fire Brigade

This fire Station ceased to be an active Station in 1928
The building is now being redevoloped

Re: Tooley Street

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:58 pm
by fosney
Posted by bermbird

i have tried so hard to find a picture of how the station looked..........very impressed Fosney.......thanks

Re: Tooley Street

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:59 pm
by fosney
Postedby deegs

It's great to see Tooley Street so busy and vibrant now, but as that picture shows, it's a real shame they've allowed so much ugly and inappropriate re-development.

I suppose its a sign of whats to come - especially when you see whats being built at Chambers Wharf, Bermondsey Spa regeneration, the Shard and Three Towers.

Re: Tooley Street

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:00 pm
by fosney
Mark Browns Wharf --Tooley Street

Records show that Mark Browns Wharf (Formerly Curling Wharf) stood in Pickle Herring Street an extention of Shad Thames.

Today it has been replaced by the oddly shaped building known as London City Hall but I ask how long will this building stand for?

Re: Tooley Street

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:13 pm
by fosney
Tooley Street

Again we return to the Tooley Street area, and like most of us I was unaware that Shot Manufactory existed in Tooley Street. The tower stood adjacent to London Bridge and St Olaves Church and was used to make lead shot (see Wikipedia Shot Tower for explanation ). The only other Shot Tower I am aware of is the one that stood at Waterloo Bridge on the site of the Festival Of Britain in 1950.
After the manufacture of shot ceased the tower was used by Watsons Telegraph for an early system of sending telgraphic signals. In 1843 the area was once again consumed by fire, the tower and Church were destroyed but the Church was rebuilt and survived to the twentieth century.
The Navy Board had leased Gun and Shot Wharf in Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street - it makes one wonder if the shot was transported to the wharf to be loaded aboard ships.
1 The Shot Tower from from Boruogh High Street
2 The Shot Tower from London Bridge
3 Watsons Telegraph Tower 1843 next to St Olaves Church