MONNOW ROAD.

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kiwi
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Re: MONNOW ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:50 am

A group of students at the Monnow School pose for a photograph in 1930. The school was opened in 1874 as Bermondsey Central School. It was later renamed the Monnow Road School, now Spa School. The two buildings are obviously different, maybe due to WW2. :?:
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Monnow Road School 1930.
Monnow Road School 1939.   X.png
Monnow Road School 1930.
Monnow Road School 2019, now called Spa School.  X.png
Spa School 2019,formerly Monnow Road School.

kiwi
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Re: 33 Monnow Road

Postby kiwi » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:47 am

Hi David, welcome to the site, if you go to the Lynton Road Topic (page 20) there is a picture there which I think is the part of Monnow Road that was bombed and which you are looking for. I have also posted a picture of that area today, hope this helps Kiwi.

davidskinner30
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Re: 33 Monnow Road

Postby davidskinner30 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:50 am

thanks very much

Fogbrain
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Re: MONNOW ROAD.

Postby Fogbrain » Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:56 pm

kiwi wrote:The two buildings are obviously different, maybe due to WW2. :?:
The bottom photo is of the original building. It was indeed destroyed in the blitz. It was at the southern end of the site; the photo was taken looking north from the rear access between the back gardens of Thorburn Square and Fort Road. Before the end of the 19th century more space was required and №s 4 to 22 Monnow Road - built only about twenty years earlier at the same time as the older school building - were demolished for the building of the new block, which survives today and is the one in the other photos. This later building is in the Queen Anne style that is typical of Schools Board for London schools of the period, built during the tenure of E.R. Robson as its Chief Architect, with hundreds of examples still to be found all across what is now referred to as 'inner London'. № 2 Monnow Road survives, because it was common practice when demolishing a row of relatively new terraced houses for the building of a new school to retain one end house as accommodation for the schoolkeeper.


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