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REDCROSS WAY

Postby kiwi » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:06 pm

Take Courage, Redcross Way,(was Redcross Street) signed was painted in 1955 when Barclays, Perkins & Co previously known as the Anchor Brewery merged with its rival Southwark brewery Courage at Shad Thames, in 1962. The site became a bottling factory and in 1970 the company was renamed Courage Ltd.
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REDCROSS WAY.
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REDCROSS WAY 2016.
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REDCROSS WAY, ANCHOR BARCLAYS BREWERY.
Above could be Park Street?
This is the area of the Anchor Brewery, which covered parts of Park Street, Redcross Street (now Redcross Way) & Castle Street (no longer there).
The Anchor Brewery was established in 1616 by James Monger the Elder and was then bought by Josiah Child who supplied beer to the Navy and named it the Anchor brewery
On the death of Henry Thrale, the owner in 1781, the brewery was sold to David Barclay, of Barclay’s Bank fame, manager John Perkins was taken on by Barclays and the business was renamed Barclay, Perkins & Company Ltd. By 1815 it was the leading brewery in London producing 330,000 barrels a year and accommodating 200 dray-horses. Barclay Perkins were the owners of the brewery at the time of a fire which took place on 22 May 1832 when, it is believed, a lamp held by one of the employees of the brewery ignited. As the buildings were made of wood and contained very combustible material such as malt and hops, the fire spread quickly. Many fire engines were brought in but the firemen and the brewery employees were unable stop the fire burning for many hours. The brewery was rebuilt and extended after the fire. The Anchor Brewery site finally closed in 1981 and most of the buildings were demolished. The old brewery tap pub – The Anchor, Bankside – is still open today and a plaque in Park Street commemorates the site of the brewery.

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Re: REDCROSS WAY

Postby kiwi » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:05 am

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Anchor Brewery Vehicles.

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Re: REDCROSS WAY

Postby kiwi » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:43 am

Tucked in by the railway viaduct on Redcross Way, Cromwell Buildings, built in 1864, (was Redcross Street), there is still something very eye-catching about the building today with its brightly painted iron balconies that provide access to individual flats via a central staircase from street level. The building is Grade II listed and the flats are a mixture of privately and council owned. 2017.
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Cromwell Buildings Redcross Way.
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Two young 'street urchins' in Redcross Street, 1901 now Redcross way.


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