Friday, 17 October 2008

History of Bermondsey - Living condistions and class structures - population - population, living conditions and local industries - What was opened and all that stuff
"Victorian Bermondsey

1839 Croydon Railway opened.
1844 Bricklayers Arms opened in Old Kent Road.
1866 Viaduct built above Borough Market and Clink Street to link to Cannon Street Railway Bridge.
1869 Tower Subway opened (linked to Tooley Street).
1879 Bermondsey Leather market built.
1892 Central Library built in Spa Road.
1894 Tower Bridge opened."

"Modern Bermondsey

1915 Spa Road Station closed.
1921 New Southwark Bridge designed by Sir Ernest George.
1928 St Olave¹s Church demolished.
1963 Bankside Power Station opened (now Tate Modern).
1940-41 Many local people killed by German bombing raids.
1950 Caledonian Market moved to Bermondsey.
1965 Borough of Southwark was formed by amalgamation of boroughs of Bermondsey, Camberwell and Southwark.
1971 HMS Belfast, largest of the WW2 cruisers, moored by Tooley Street." - The timeline of bermondsey - Local industries

**Under construction**

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