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Old Kent Road Picture House, Bricklayers Arms.jpg 42-44 OLD KENT ROAD.jpg The Old Kent Picture House opened in February 1910, with 1,450 seats, all on a single floor. In 1918, it was enlarged by adding a balcony and a Hill pipe organ with 2Manuals had been installed. Further rebuilding raised the r...
- Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:31 am
- Forum: Docklands and Waterways
- Topic: Grand Surrey Canal
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Newby’s Ice Store stood on the north bank of the canal in the 1860s, between what’s now the football pitch and the canal walk. Ice was used to keep food fresh during transport and in shops. Imported mainly from Norway, it was delivered along the canal by horse-drawn barges to Newby’s store, where it...
- Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:57 am
- Forum: Buildings & Streets
- Topic: QUEEN ELIZABETH STREET
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The Flag Store was built in 1899 by Benjamin Edgington, flag and tent manufacturers, now converted into offices and flats (2016) There seem to have been several Edgington’s recorded as tent makers. Benjamin Edgington advertised in the Alpine Journal of 1960 claiming they were “established before 179...
- Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:23 pm
- Forum: Transport
- Topic: 202 Bus Clifton Rise to Canal Bridge
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The Canal Bridge terminal working was changed for the RFs, to turn using Verney Road - previously the Qs did a loop in the road at the St James's Road junction - but it wasn't until June 1954 that the stand moved from Rotherhithe New Road into Verney Road.