St Georges Circus

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fosney
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St Georges Circus

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:25 pm

St Geroges Circus--- Royal Eye Hospital


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Once again, drifting over the border of Bermondsey, but a place I think we will all have known or perhaps been a patient there at one time or another.
Opened in 1857 with just 2 beds, it was known as the South London Ophthalmic Hospital, enlarged in 1860 the name was then changed to The Surrey Ophthalmic Hospital. It was given the title 'Royal' in 1869 and enlarged again in 1882 when it became known as the Royal Eye Hospital. It became part of the NHS in 1948 and contined as a hospital till the 1980s when it was closed to patients and was taken over by the Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham Health Authority. Later, on becoming derelict, it was demolished and replaced by McLaren House the Hall of Residence for London South Bank University housing some 600 students.
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Re: St Georges Circus

Postby kiwi » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:14 am

St George's Circus, Elephant 1907.jpg
Victoria Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower, St George's Circus, 1907. Duke of Clarence pub on left.

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58 London Road, Between Elephant & Castle & St Georges Circus, Southwark, Shop front of Boots the Chemist, 1904.
London Road, 2007 looking towards the Elephant & Castle.jpg
London Road, 2007 looking towards the Elephant & Castle.

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Re: St Georges Circus

Postby kiwi » Fri May 18, 2018 9:44 am

St George's Circus, 1945, The Royal Eye Hospital which was almost completely destroyed , Heavy German bombing of the area destroyed many of the buildings shown here.
St George's Circus, 1945,Elephant & Castle,.jpg

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Re: St Georges Circus

Postby kiwi » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:27 am

St George’s Circus in 1930 showing the corner of Blackfriars Road and Waterloo Road.jpg
St George’s Circus 1930'

St George’s Circus in 1930 showing the corner of Blackfriars Road and Waterloo Road - see the No. 68 bus! To the left is the Royal Eye Hospital and the extreme right is The Surrey Theatre a few years before its demolition.

kiwi
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Re: St Georges Circus

Postby kiwi » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:41 am

St. George's Circus, 1962, Duke of Clarence, 132 London Road, right..jpg
St. George's Circus, 1962, Duke of Clarence, 132 London Road, right.
Blackfriars Road, left. Borough Road in middle
St Georges Circus. The Swan, 125 Blackfriars Road, was the Duke of Sussex in 1838-41..jpg
The Swan, 125 Blackfriars Road, was the Duke of Sussex in 1838-41. >>>>
I think this could be the same pub as in the other picture.? The little black box by the road-side, seems to be in both pictures.


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