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Bermondsey Collection

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Jacobs Island, a notorious slum on the south bank of the River Thames in Bermondsey, London, was made famous in Charles Dickenss novel Oliver Twist

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Dockhead Folly, Bermondsey, London, 1820. Artist: John Chessell Buckler

Dockhead Folly, Bermondsey, London, 1820. Artist: John Chessell Buckler
Dockhead Folly, Bermondsey, London, 1820

Background imageBermondsey Collection: View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831

View of the (proposed) western archway of the Thames Tunnel, London, c1831. The Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, was the first underwater tunnel in the world

Background imageBermondsey Collection: St James, Bermondsey, Surrey, 1829. Artist: R Winkles

St James, Bermondsey, Surrey, 1829. Artist: R Winkles
St James, Bermondsey, Surrey, 1829. Designed by James Savage and completed in 1829, St James, Bermondsey was one of the largest of the Waterloo Churches built in England in the early-mid 19th century

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Jamaica House, Cherry Garden Street, Bermondsey, London, 1826

Jamaica House, Cherry Garden Street, Bermondsey, London, 1826

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Dockhead Fire Station, No 8 Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, London, 1929

Dockhead Fire Station, No 8 Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, London, 1929. Fire engines parked inside the fire station

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Fennings Wharf, Bermondsey, London, c1835

Fennings Wharf, Bermondsey, London, c1835. View from the River Thames with Fennings Wharf in the centre, the Shot Manufactory, Bermondsey, on the left

Background imageBermondsey Collection: The iron steam screw collier, 'Q. E. D. ', 1844. Creator: Unknown

The iron steam screw collier, "Q. E. D. ", 1844. Creator: Unknown
The iron steam screw collier, " Q. E. D.", 1844. A perfect novelty in the coal trade arrived in the river Thames...and took in her moorings at the tier off Princes Stairs, Rotherhithe

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Gateway of St. Saviours, Bermondsey, 1794, (1925). Creator: Unknown

Gateway of St. Saviours, Bermondsey, 1794, (1925). Creator: Unknown
Gateway of St. Saviour s, Bermondsey, 1794, (1925). View of King Johns Gate in the Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London. From " London in the Eighteenth Century", by Sir Walter Besant

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Bermondsey Abbey, 1790, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Bermondsey Abbey, 1790, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Bermondsey Abbey, 1790, (c1878). Bermondsey Abbey was an English Benedictine monastery in Southwark, London. Thomas Pope (c1507-1559), founder of Trinity College, Oxford, bought the site

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Rotherhithe Church, 1750, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Rotherhithe Church, 1750, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Rotherhithe Church, 1750, (c1878). St Marys Church at Rotherhithe in London was rebuilt in 1714-1715, to a design by John James

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Diving-Bell Used in the Construction of the Thames Tunnel, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Diving-Bell Used in the Construction of the Thames Tunnel, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Diving-Bell Used in the Construction of the Thames Tunnel, (c1878). Diving bell being used to plug a hole in the bottom of the River Thames

Background imageBermondsey Collection: St. Jamess Church, Bermondsey, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

St. Jamess Church, Bermondsey, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
St. Jamess Church, Bermondsey, (c1878). St Jamess Church at Bermondsey in London was designed by James Savage, and consecrated in 1829

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Jamaica House, 1826, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Jamaica House, 1826, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Jamaica House, 1826, (c1878). Two views - garden front and Cherry Garden Street - of Jamaica House in Bermondsey, south London

Background imageBermondsey Collection: St. Mary Magdalens Church, Bermondsey, 1809, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

St. Mary Magdalens Church, Bermondsey, 1809, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
St. Mary Magdalens Church, Bermondsey, 1809, (c1878). The Church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey, south London, dating from the late 17th century

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Old Houses in London Street, Dockhead, about 1810, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Old Houses in London Street, Dockhead, about 1810, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Old Houses in London Street, Dockhead, about 1810, (c1878). View from Jacobs Island of houses backing onto a water course

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Mill Pond Bridge, in 1826, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Mill Pond Bridge, in 1826, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Mill Pond Bridge, in 1826, (c1878). Street scene on Jamaica Row near Mill Pond Bridge in Bermondsey, south London, with ships on the River Thames in the distance

Background imageBermondsey Collection: The Great Fire at Cottons Wharf Tooley Street, 1861, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

The Great Fire at Cottons Wharf Tooley Street, 1861, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
The Great Fire at Cottons Wharf Tooley Street, 1861, (c1878). Depiction of the Tooley Street fire at Cottons Wharf on the south bank of the River Thames in Bermondsey, London

Background imageBermondsey Collection: The Ship Aground public house, Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, London, c1875

The Ship Aground public house, Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, London, c1875

Background imageBermondsey Collection: The Thames Tunnel under construction, London, c1835

The Thames Tunnel under construction, London, c1835. Cross section showing the Thames Tunnel, connecting Wapping and Rotherhithe, being built; with a view of its position beneath the River Thames

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Old Houses in Snowfields, Bermondsey, 1887 (1926). Artist: John Crowther

Old Houses in Snowfields, Bermondsey, 1887 (1926). Artist: John Crowther
Old Houses in Snowfields, Bermondsey, 1887 (1926). Showing The Angel public house on the corner of Snowsfields and Newcomen Street. From Lost London described by E. Beresford Chancellor

Background imageBermondsey Collection: A Wedding Festivity in Bermondsey, 1590, (1920). Artist: Joris Hoefnagel

A Wedding Festivity in Bermondsey, 1590, (1920). Artist: Joris Hoefnagel
A Wedding Festivity in Bermondsey, 1590, 1920. From Londoners Then and Now As Pictured By Their Contemporaries, edited by Geoffrey Holme. [The Studio Ltd. London, 1920]

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Details of the remains of Prior of Lewes Inn, Tooley Street, Bermondsey, London, 1830

Details of the remains of Prior of Lewes Inn, Tooley Street, Bermondsey, London, 1830

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Barrow and Brothers leather Warehouse in Weston Street, Bermondsey, London, 1875

Barrow and Brothers leather Warehouse in Weston Street, Bermondsey, London, 1875

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Butchers and other shops on the Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey, London, 1900

Butchers and other shops on the Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey, London, 1900
Butchers and other shops at 25-31 Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey, London, 1900. A foot is visible in the middle of the road where a pedestrian was crossing

Background imageBermondsey Collection: People outside boarded-up houses in Ainstey Street, Bermondsey, London, 1903

People outside boarded-up houses in Ainstey Street, Bermondsey, London, 1903
People outside boarded-up houses in Ainstey Street, Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, 1903. Men, women and children standing in a street of two-storey terraced houses which have been partly

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Official Opening of the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, 1908

Official Opening of the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, 1908. The Prince and Princess of Wales approach the gates on the south side in Brunel Road

Background imageBermondsey Collection: The Prince of Wales officially opening the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, 1908

The Prince of Wales officially opening the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, 1908. The prince opens the gate to the southern entrance to the tunnel under the Thames

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Workmen tiling the Rotherhithe Tunnel, London, December 1907

Workmen tiling the Rotherhithe Tunnel, London, December 1907. Workmen using scaffolding to fix tiles to the tunnel roof and walls in a section under the River Thames

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Men standing in the shield used to cut Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, July 1907

Men standing in the shield used to cut Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, July 1907. Front view of the cutting edge of the shield where it emerges into Shaft 1 (Tunnel B)

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Miners at work on the construction of the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, February 1907

Miners at work on the construction of the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, February 1907. Two sections of the shield, with bare-chested miners at work

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Construction of the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, November 1906

Construction of the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, November 1906. Front view of the shield with men standing on it in Shaft 2

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Bulkhead to retain compressed air in Rotherhithe Tunnel, London, October 1906

Bulkhead to retain compressed air in Rotherhithe Tunnel, London, October 1906
Bulkhead to retain compressed air in the Rotherhithe Tunnel, London, October 1906. Viewed from the inside with workmen standing by hatches

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Southern approach to the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, September 1906

Southern approach to the Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, September 1906. View looking east across the the bridge over the East London Railway towards the mouth of the tunnel under the River

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Construction of the bridge approach to Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, 1906

Construction of the bridge approach to Rotherhithe Tunnel, Bermondsey, London, 1906. Building a bridge across the East London Railway for the southern approach to tunnel under the River Thames

Background imageBermondsey Collection: The Rotherhithe Tunnel under construction, London, March 1905

The Rotherhithe Tunnel under construction, London, March 1905. Construction of the cut and cover section of the tunnel under the River Thames

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Classroom scene, Albion Street Girls School, Rotherhithe, London, 1908

Classroom scene, Albion Street Girls School, Rotherhithe, London, 1908
Nature class, Albion Street Girls School, Rotherhithe, London, 1908. Pupils sit at their desks studying examples of root vegetables in a nature class

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Nature lesson, Albion Street Girls School, Rotherhithe, London, 1908

Nature lesson, Albion Street Girls School, Rotherhithe, London, 1908. Girls sit at their desks in a classroom drawing a laurel leaf from nature

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Nature lesson, Class IIIB, Albion Street Girls School, Rotherhithe, London, 1908

Nature lesson, Class IIIB, Albion Street Girls School, Rotherhithe, London, 1908. The girls of Class IIIB sit at their desks during a lesson on the parts of a flower

Background imageBermondsey Collection: School nurse examining girls hair for head lice, Chaucer School, London, 1911

School nurse examining girls hair for head lice, Chaucer School, London, 1911. Another nurse is sitting at a desk

Background imageBermondsey Collection: View of Parish Street and Artillery Street, Bermondsey, London, 1828

View of Parish Street and Artillery Street, Bermondsey, London, 1828

Background imageBermondsey Collection: View of houses on the south side of Snowsfields, Bermondsey, London, 1828. Artist

View of houses on the south side of Snowsfields, Bermondsey, London, 1828. Artist
View of houses on the south side of Snowsfields, Bermondsey, London, 1828

Background imageBermondsey Collection: View of the Three Tuns public house on Jacob Street, Bermondsey, London, 1828. Artist

View of the Three Tuns public house on Jacob Street, Bermondsey, London, 1828. Artist
View of the Three Tuns public house on Jacob Street, Bermondsey, London, 1828

Background imageBermondsey Collection: View of the Baptist Chapel on Jamaica Row, Bermondsey, London, 1826

View of the Baptist Chapel on Jamaica Row, Bermondsey, London, 1826

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Coopers Arms inn, Tanner Street, Bermondsey, London, 1828

Coopers Arms inn, Tanner Street, Bermondsey, London, 1828

Background imageBermondsey Collection: East Lane, Bermondsey, London, 1826. Artist: John Chessell Buckler

East Lane, Bermondsey, London, 1826. Artist: John Chessell Buckler
East Lane, Bermondsey, London, 1826

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London, 1809. Artist: John Chessell Buckler

Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London, 1809. Artist: John Chessell Buckler
Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London, 1809

Background imageBermondsey Collection: Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London, 1825. Artist: G Yates

Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London, 1825. Artist: G Yates
Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, London, 1825



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