JACOB ISLAND/FOLLY DITCH.

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JACOB ISLAND/FOLLY DITCH.

Postby kiwi » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:24 pm

Jacob's Island, surrounded by a muddy ditch, six or eight feet deep and fifteen or twenty wide when the tide is in, once called Mill Pond, but known in these days as Folly Ditch.1840.
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Folly Ditch.
Folly Ditch, near Mill Street, Jacob's Island, circa 1840.,Southwark..jpg
Folly Ditch, near Mill Street, Jacob's Island, circa 1840.,Southwark.




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"Ship a Ground Pub."
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Jacob's Island 2011

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Re: JACOB ISLAND/FOLLY DITCH.

Postby kiwi » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:35 am

Jacob's Island was rightly dubbed "The Venice of Drains", "The Capital of Cholera" and "The Jessore of England". Children died young from water-borne and contagious diseases, it was never free of fever. (“Jessore the city in India where Asiatic Cholera first emerged in 1817”).
The water is covered with a scum almost like a cobweb, and prismatic with grease. In it float large masses of green rotting weed, and against the posts of the bridges are swollen carcasses of dead animals,
In 1849, deaths which, within the last three months, have arisen from cholera, 6,500 have occurred on the southern shores of the Thames, it is not saying they all died on Jacobs Island but sadly a good many would have.
This is Jacob Island today 2016 a far cry from what it was in the 1800s.
Jacob's Island is a residential development in London, SE1 consisting of Providence Square, Providence Tower and Springalls Wharf, on the south bank of the River Thames, not far from Tower Bridge, Shad Thames, and Butlers Wharf.
Mill Street, Bermondsey Wall West, Jacob Street and George Row are the streets bordering the development.
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Jacob Island residential development.2016.
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Providence Sqaure.

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Re: JACOB ISLAND/FOLLY DITCH.

Postby kiwi » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:00 pm

Three Tuns Pub,Jacob Street, Bermondsey, 1822.jpg
Three Tuns Pub, Jacob St,Bermondsey,1822.


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