Grand Surrey Canal

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:23 am

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Grand Surrey Canal, 1970 seen here looking east from Wells Way showing
the huge canal-side Rawlings factory, built circa 1880 and taken over
by R Whites in 1891 (demolished 1986).

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:22 am

I think this is on the same part of the Canal as Fosneys earlier picture. Behind the mast of the boat in the distant is what looks like the Tower of St Georges Church. If so, this would make this part of the Canal by Wells Way.?
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Grand Surrey Canal, c 1906.

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:11 am

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GRAND SURREY CANAL, thought to be near Malt St,Old Kent Road?
Man clearing drained Grand Surrey Canal,Old Kent Road..jpg
Man clearing drained Grand Surrey Canal,Old Kent Road

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:31 am

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 was stored in ice wells deep below the level of the canal.
They also owned the terrace of houses in Neate St, 180-194. Ice started to be imported from abroad, particularly Norway. A number of ice wells, such as the one that stood on the banks of the Grand Surrey Canal, were dug to receive and store it until it was wanted by customers. Ice was delivered to homes and businesses by horse-drawn carts. The ‘ice-man’ would chip off a block the size you wanted. Ice was stored in shops in large walk-in cupboards. The natural ice trade began to decline at the end of 19th and the start of the 20th century, when it began to be produced in factories.
NEWBYS ICE,.jpg
NEWBYS ICE 2.jpg

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Grand Surrey Canal,Newby & Co Ice Store near Neate Street.
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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:25 am

Grand Surrey Canal,1934 shows a large sailing barge,with St Georges Church & Wells Way in the background.  X.jpg
Grand Surrey Canal,1934 shows a large sailing barge,with St Georges Church & Wells Way bridge in the background.

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:44 am

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Grand Surrey Canal 1920. Is that the Rawlings Factory chimney in Neate Street ??

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:16 am

Surrey Canal,Crogjens Building captured from Blackhorse Bridge  c1915-1925.jpg
Surrey Canal,Crogjens Building captured from Blackhorse Bridge c1915-1925.
Surrey Canal,G.W. Davies Ltd., box and case makers, on Blackhorse Bridge, Piles of their timber can seen above the property walls..jpg
Surrey Canal,G.W. Davies Ltd., box and case makers, on Blackhorse Bridge, Piles of their timber can seen above the property walls.

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:41 pm

South Metropolitan Gas Works. Yard and canal view. Note the barge 'Sparrow' moored up at the wharf.
South Metropolitan Gas Works. Yard and canal view. Note the barge 'Sparrow' moored up at the wharf..jpg
South Metropolitan Gas Works. c1920, Old Kent Road. 1.jpg
South Metropolitan Gas Works. c1920, Old Kent Road.

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Re: Grand Surrey Canal

Postby kiwi » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:19 am

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