Elephant and Castle

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Elephant and Castle

Postby fosney » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:36 pm

The Elephant and Castle. Which in our time I feel we have all frequented.
Our first picture was taken before the arrival of the Underground ,electric tram and motor bus.
The Elephant and Castle pub is not as we remember it no doubt redeveloped with the arrival of the Underground.
A horse drawn bus stops outside the pub while a 3xMuled drawn tram heads towards New Kent Road destination New Cross.
In our second picture circa 1920 the Underground has arrived as has the electic tram and the two underground stations can be seen, the Elephant and Castle pub has been rebuilt as we can remember it, as has the buildings around the pub
The third picture is as we remember it except it is void of traffic
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Re: Elephant and Castle

Postby kiwi » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:44 pm

Elephant and Castle pub has existed in some form for 250 years in the heart of Southwark.
The area takes its name from a coaching inn and later the public house that stood south of where the Faraday Memorial electrical sub-station is today. The first written reference to the Elephant and Castle was in 1765 and the pub was rebuilt in 1816, again in 1898, and finally pulled down in 1959 to make way for the new road system.
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Old Elephant & Castle Pub,Last Orders.
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Old Elephant & Castle,Bar, Pulled Down In 1959.
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Elephant & Castle Pub, 2015, Where as all the character gone?

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Re: Elephant and Castle

Postby kiwi » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:58 pm

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Elephant & Castle Bustling with Trams in the 1920s.

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Re: Elephant and Castle

Postby kiwi » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:05 pm

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The Elephant and Castle Tavern, Southwark, London c 1890

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Re: Elephant and Castle

Postby kiwi » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:49 am

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129 London Rd,Elephant & Castle

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Re: Elephant and Castle

Postby fosney » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:49 am

Elephant and Castle

We have again returned to the Elelphant and Castle with a Classic picture in the early 1900s.
Once known as the Piccadilly of South London. The Elephant's heyday was the 1880 with shops on every approach including the Department store William Tarn & Co as well as Hurlocks for childrens clothes. The area was also known for its entertainment and leisure facilities with dance palaces theatres and music halls.
The Elephant has now been transformed with high density housing replacing the rows of terrace housing.
When the Elephant and Castle shopping Centre was built it was the first of its kind in Europe.
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Re: Elephant and Castle

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:20 pm

Posted by crosby34


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Not quite Bermondsey but a view of towards Waterloo from the Elephant & Castle from the early 60s

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Re: Elephant and Castle

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:23 pm

Posted by crosby34


And in 2010 from slightly higher up at the top of the Multiplex Tower
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Re: Elephant and Castle

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:31 pm

Posted by jimmica

fosney where do you get these fantastic aerial views

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Re: Elephant and Castle

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:32 pm

jimmika

The aerial views were submitted by crosby34
I think they are fantastic, the changing view of South London


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