Shad Thames

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Re: Shad Thames

Postby kiwi » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:01 am

COURAGES BREWERY.
Thames Riverscape showing Anchor Brewhouse, Horsleydown Old Stairs and Portland Wharf: 1937. The Anchor Brewhouse was a small brewery by Shad Thames in Horsleydown, near Tower Bridge. The brewhouse was bought by John Courage.
In 1955 Courage merged with its rival Barclays, Perkins & Co previously known as the Anchor Brewery (more information in Redcross Way Topic), moving to Shad Thames, in 1962.
After the Courage Brewery at Horsleydown was closed in 1981, the riverside frontage was retained while most of the brewery buildings to the rear were demolished. The riverside buildings were restored as far as possible to their original appearance and the chimney retained. The central section had been badly damaged by bombs during World War II and it was replaced by a modern steel and glass section, together with the projecting wooden boxes which originally allowed materials to be winched up from the barges in the river below. Additionally, a large vertical glass bay was added to the original west elevation overlooking Tower Bridge. Anchor Brewhouse now consists of 62 apartments, including studios, maisonettes, one- and two-bedroom apartments and a large penthouse on three floors, including the whole ninth floor. A new development, Tower Bridge Piazza, was constructed on the cleared area to the south of Shad Thames.
SHAD THAMES 1937,COURAGES BREWERY   X.jpg
SHAD THAMES 1937, COURAGES BREWERY
The great Courage dray horses are commemorated by this statue 'Jacob' in Queen Elizabeth Street where the stables had been situated..jpg
The great Courage dray horses are commemorated by this statue 'Jacob' in Queen Elizabeth Street where the stables had been situated.

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Re: Shad Thames

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:15 am

Cold Store, Union Cold Store, Bermondsey Wall, Bermondsey (1982)  X.jpg
Union Cold Store, Bermondsey Wall, Bermondsey 1982.

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Re: Shad Thames

Postby kiwi » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:04 am

Horsleydown lane, Courages Brewery.  More pictures in Horsleydown Topic. X.jpg
Horsleydown lane, Courages Brewery. More pictures in Horsleydown Topic.

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Re: Shad Thames

Postby kiwi » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:02 pm

COURAGES BREWERY 1982  X.jpg
COURAGES BREWERY 1982
ANCHOR 3.jpg
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Re: Shad Thames

Postby kiwi » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:52 am

Shad Thames, a street between warehouses in Bermondsey c.1936.jpg
Shad Thames, a street between warehouses in Bermondsey c.1936


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