Grand Surrey Canal

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby Sean.Byrne » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:47 am

Vreagh wrote:A ex canal side pub still exist at Portland Rd South Norwood. Its called The Jolly Sailor which is a strange name for a land locked pub until the canal is remembered.


This plaque marks the site of the first public building in South Norwood. It was built in 1809–10 and opened in 1810 as a public house, the first landlord of which was John Gaywood. There was little else in South Norwood at the time except brickworks and farmland. The current workshops extending along the high level path behind the Jolly Sailor were originally the site of the Royal Sailor riding school and livery stables, where the South Norwood Volunteer fire brigade stabled its horses
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The Jolly Sailor

Down on the pavement in the High Street. There is a map This has not weathered well but at the top it says this is an “1836 map depicting the road layout buildings and canal. This has not weathered well but at the top it says this is an “1836 map depicting the road layout buildings and canal.” This highlights how things were around here around the time of the closure of the Croydon Canal which had opened in 1809. So it was before the canal was filled in and much of the alignment used for the London and Croydon Railway which opened in 1839
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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:14 am

Surrey Canal at Camberwell c1936, barge men breaking the thick ice, where it has been frozen over by the severe weather.  X.png
Surrey Canal at Camberwell c1936, barge men breaking the thick ice, where it has been frozen over by the severe weather.
Surrey Canal, The end of the Surrey Canal near the Camberwell Road, c1928.  X..png
Surrey Canal, The end of the Surrey Canal near the Camberwell Road, c1928.
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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:34 am

Surrey Canal c1956, when it was still water-filled, west of the Wells Way bridge (in the distance with St Georges Church to its right).  X.png
Surrey Canal c1956, when it was still water-filled, west of the Wells Way bridge (in the distance with St Georges Church to its right).
Surrey Canal in 1975.   X..png
Surrey Canal in 1975.

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:50 pm

Surrey Canal, the bucket dredger 'Surrey' lies alongside a wharf near the Camberwell basin, c1930. St Georges Church, Wells Way, in the background.  X ..png
Surrey Canal, the bucket dredger 'Surrey' lies alongside a wharf near the Camberwell basin, c1930. St Georges Church, Wells Way, in the background.

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:51 pm

Surrey Canal, c1931, looking towards Plough Road crossing the canal. (Now Plough Way), in the background the Plough Pub is visible in Plough Road, the point where the Surrey Canal enters the docks.
Surrey Canal, c1931, looking towards Plough Road crossing the canal. (Now Plough Way), in the background the Plough Pub.  X..png
Surrey Canal, c1931.

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:11 am

Surrey Canal, Dussek Brothers & Co. Ltd., Dussek Wharf. Lighters filled with barrels and loose coal sometime between 1915-1925.  X..png
Surrey Canal, Dussek Brothers & Co. Ltd., Dussek Wharf. Lighters filled with barrels and loose coal sometime between 1915-1925.

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:05 am

This part of the canal doe’s come under Peckham, which is not our area but for information purposes regarding the canal I have posted, hope that is ok. Eagle Wharf was opposite Boathouse Walk on the other side of the canal; Hill Street is now Peckham Hill Street.
Grand Surrey Canal, Eagle Wharf, opposite Boathouse Walk. Hill street is now Peckham Hill Street.  X..png
C1900.

Grand Surrey Canal, Boathouse Walk 1937 looking down to Globe Bridge on Commercial Way. Middle Street right renamed Jowett Street. X.png
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Grand Surrey Canal, Boathouse Walk 1955.  X..jpg
Grand Surrey Canal, Boathouse Walk 1955.


Eagle Wharf was further down on the left opposite side to Boathouse Walk.
Grand Surrey Canal, Whitten's Timber Yard, Eagle Wharf right.  X..jpg
Grand Surrey Canal, Whitten's Timber Yard, Eagle Wharf right.
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Whitten's Timber Yard.
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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:44 am

Surrey Canal.  X..jpg
Surrey Canal.

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:26 am

Parked container on legs is part of the furniture factory Fertlemans.
Grand Surrey Canal c1971. R. Whites in Neate Street far right.  2  X..png
Grand Surrey Canal c1971. R. Whites in Neate Street far right. This is all part of Burgess Park now.
Grand Surrey Canal c1972 , on its final breath, looking down from Canal Bridge Trafalgar Avenue towards Camberwell. 1.  X..png
Grand Surrey Canal c1972 , on its final breath, looking down from Canal Bridge Trafalgar Avenue towards Camberwell.
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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Wed Mar 08, 2023 12:50 am

Grand Surrey Canal 1949, aerial view of the canal between Old Kent Road and Camberwell. St. George’s Church is very prominent. The junction with the Peckham branch can just be made out in the upper right-hand corner.
Grand Surrey Canal 1949, aerial view of the canal between Old Kent Road and Camberwell. St. George’s Church is very prominent.  X..jpg
Grand Surrey Canal 1949.


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