Blackfriars Road

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fosney
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Blackfriars Road

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:48 am

Blackfriars Road - Surrey Chapel later known as 'The Ring'

Thanks to Freddie for reminding me of the building.

Opened in 1783 and known as Surrey Chapel, a place of Worship for Methodist and Congregational Church members of the area. It stood on the corner of Charlotte Street (now Union Street) and Blackfriars Road. The Cut, as it is known today, was then known as Great Charlotte Street. Surrey Chapel, was an octagonal building - the shape being, it is said, to prevent the Devil hiding in the corners. It closed as a place of worship in 1881.

From 1910 it became a Boxing Arena until the start of World War 2. But during 1940 this area of Blackfriars Road was struck by a bomb which partly destroyed 'The Ring' as it was then known. Another bomb in 1941 almost completely destroyed the building and eventually it was demolished.
1. The Ring - Bomb damage.
2. Palestra House, now on the site of The Ring.
3. The Ring - Bomb Damage.
4. The Pub (The Ring) - the only memory.
5. The Ring Bomb Damage
6. The Ring 1929.
7. 1896 Map showing site of 'Ring'.
8. The Ring 1900.
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The Ring - Bomb damage
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Palestra House, now on the site of The Ring

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The Ring - Bomb damage
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The Pub (The Ring) - the only memory
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The Ring - Bomb damage
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The Ring 1929
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1896 Map showing site of 'Ring'

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The Ring 1900

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Re: Blackfriars Road

Postby kiwi » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:01 am

In the distance the Ring pub 2009..jpg
In the distance the Ring pub 2009.

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Re: Blackfriars Road

Postby kiwi » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:29 am

Blackfriars Road, corner with Southwark Street, (left under bridge.) 1906.jpg
Blackfriars Road, corner with Southwark Street, (left under bridge.) 1906.
Blackfriars Road same corner 2017.jpg
Blackfriars Road same corner 2017

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Re: Blackfriars Road

Postby kiwi » Tue May 15, 2018 4:38 am

A metal figure of a dog and bowl, which was over a hardware shop in Blackfriars Road, corner with Union Street. The original was taken down in 1931 and is kept in the Cuming Museum.
In March 2013, after a year of Dickens’ bicentennial celebrations, Southwark Council installed a replica of the model that Dickens saw at the same junction. The dog was carved from seasoned elm by Michael Painter who closely followed the original for his sculpture.
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2016
Blackfriars Road, corner with Union Street 2017. A dog and bowl..jpg
Blackfriars Road, corner with Union Street 2017. A dog and bowl
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I think this is the same corner? Not sure of the date but I think it looks like Union St on the sign.

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Re: Blackfriars Road

Postby kiwi » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:57 am

BLACKFRIARS ROAD 1905.jpg
1905
Blackfriars Road 1971.jpg
1971


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