Bermondsey Street

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Bermondsey Street

Postby fosney » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:28 pm

Bermondsey Street pictured in 1880 from Tooley Street to Tower Bridge Road this is know doubt how it was but as know one today can remember its old timber built houses dating back many years with the old lath and plaster walls all gone with the ravages of time.

What part of Bermondsey Street we use as modern I am at loss to decide so the picture was taken at random, Bermondsey Street loooking toward St Thomas Streeet.
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Bermondsey Street 1880

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Bermondsey Street (Yesterday & Today)

Postby fosney » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:38 pm

Bermondsey Street pictured in 1880 from Tooley Street to Tower Bridge Road this is know doubt how it was but as know one today can remember its old timber built houses dating back many years with the old lath and plaster walls all gone with the ravages of time.

What part of Bermondsey Street we use as modern I am at loss to decide so the picture was taken at random, Bermondsey Street loooking toward St Thomas Streeet.
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1958
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today

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Re: Bermondsey Street

Postby fosney » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:42 pm

Bermondsey Street pictured in 1880 from Tooley Street to Tower Bridge Road this is know doubt how it was but as know one today can remember its old timber built houses dating back many years with the old lath and plaster walls all gone with the ravages of time.
What part of Bermondsey Street we use as modern I am at loss to decide so the picture was taken at random, Bermondsey Street loooking toward St Thomas Streeet.
-fosney



Hi Fosney,I cannot prove it at present, but studying OS maps of the time, I would think the 1880's picture shows buildings on the East Side of Bermondsey Street opposite Lamb Alley (now Lamb Walk) and looking south towards St Mary Magdalen & Bermondsey Square. This being the case, based on the shadows, the photo was taken in the afternoon.Someone maybe able to confirm or disprove this if they can find Pettitt in a trade or PO directory

Regards
freddie






edit:
Found William Pettitt, wool rug manufacter at 89 Bermondsey Street which confirms the above.

PS the street has since been renumbered and the corresponding site is now 139-143 Bermondsey St.

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Re: Bermondsey Street

Postby fosney » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:56 am

freddie

Knew I could rely on you to find the right place in Bermondsey Street with all this information I can see Bermondseyboy writing a history of Bermondsey Keep up the good work and put me right when need be
Thanks again

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Re: Bermondsey Street (Yesterday & Today)

Postby fosney » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:55 pm

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Fluxite Works Bermondsey Street
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Same building today

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Re: Bermondsey Street

Postby kiwi » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:32 am

The building at 187 Bermondsey Street, just two doors down from St Mary Magdalen Church, has a distinctive façade with arts and crafts style lettering that spells out TIME AND TALENTS SETTLEMENT AD 1907.
Time & Talents / Established 1887 / Founded to improve the / living and working conditions of / women and children employed / in the factories and docks / of Bermondsey".
After a peripatetic early existence, Time and Talents settled in 187 Bermondsey Street in 1899 where it was to remain until 1962 with a clubroom for “healthy recreation” singing, basketwork, knitting and sewing. In 1913 a hostel was developed to house factory girls who were experiencing severe overcrowding at home and for many it was their first opportunity to experience a room of their own.

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Re: Bermondsey Street

Postby fosney » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:13 pm

Bermondsey Street -- 1976
Now a one way street
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Re: Bermondsey Street

Postby kiwi » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:53 am

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Bermondsey Street, 1971 looking towards Crucifix Lane
Is the sign the YORKSHIRE GREY PUB? on the corner of Whites Ground
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Re: Bermondsey Street

Postby kiwi » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:03 am

Charles Waller, was born around 1791, and was trading as a Cheesemonger from at least 1811, based at 176 Bermondsey Street, Southwark (Surrey in the early 1800s). At that time cheese was a staple of everyday life & also very valuable commodity. Charles business was thriving enough to allow him to have a dwelling, shop, warehouse & stables in Bermondsey Street. Charles shop is no longer there, it was demolished in the mid-19th century.
Charles Cock Waller. Firstly, the partners of Charles Cock Waller, who ran a Provisions Merchants with him formally dissolved the partnership. Charles Landlords at 176 Bermondsey Street took the opportunity when the two Charles’s died to reclaim the least, and knockdown the building and develop it into something more modern, (picture 1) which is now worth 4 to 5 Million Pound and is being demolished after over 150+ years to make way for a proposed Hotel in 2016. As you can see not demolished but renovated into a Hotel called Signage in 2016.
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Bermondsey Street. 1
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Hotel Signage 2016.


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Map showing position of number 176.

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Re: Bermondsey Street

Postby kiwi » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:46 pm

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BERMONDSEY STREET, 2012


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