EAW000471 ENGLAND (1946). The Larkhall Estate and environs, South Lambeth, 1946

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Title [EAW000471] The Larkhall Estate and environs, South Lambeth, 1946
Reference EAW000471
Date 9-May-1946
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Place name SOUTH LAMBETH
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 529604, 176303
Longitude / Latitude -0.13380803219887, 51.470343293548
National Grid Reference TQ296763

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Bomb damaged site part of Brocket House - undamaged is to the right

birdwatc10her
Saturday 3rd of October 2020 10:55:56 AM
British Lion Pub. Demolished 2017

birdwatc10her
Monday 21st of September 2020 09:52:41 PM
The site of the Hope pub. 1, Thessaly Road

birdwatc10her
Saturday 19th of September 2020 01:42:00 PM
One of the first Tesco shops in London

birdwatc10her
Saturday 19th of September 2020 01:40:35 PM
Looks like the site of the Rupert Arms 40, Thessaly Road Bomb damaged during the war

birdwatc10her
Tuesday 15th of September 2020 11:38:13 AM
Locomotive pub 35, New Road(Thessaly Road) Closed late 50's to make way for Patmore Estate

birdwatc10her
Tuesday 15th of September 2020 09:35:24 AM
Welsh Harp Pub 60, Thessaly Road. Bomb damaged, but open till1950

birdwatc10her
Tuesday 15th of September 2020 09:19:52 AM
I think this dark area was one of the thousands of EWS (Emergency Water Supply) for water for the London Fire Brigade to use on house and factory fires during the German bombing raids on London. These EWSs were all over London and were simple brick-build structures with bitumen bases and painted on each one were the letters in huge font-size "EWS".

brizh@btinternet.com
Tuesday 1st of September 2020 06:27:12 PM
This whole blocks of flats were known colloquially as "The Posh Flats" because they were mainly occupied by professionally-classed people...teachers, solicitors, etc etc

brizh@btinternet.com
Monday 31st of August 2020 12:33:01 PM
Just here stood an underground air-raid shelter. It had two brick-built entrances with concrete stairs going down to about 15 feet below ground level. There were metal beds with metal spring bases. These were still there until at least 2 years after the war had ended. On the mounded grassed surface were several air ducts and these can jus be made out on magnification of the picture. These air ducts were removed very soon after the war had ended,,,maybe by the start of 1946-7. The basement of this block (Aston House) also housed an area used by the residents as an air-raid shelter. At the other end of the block the basement was sectioned off into small, lockable "shed" or storage areas for the tenants.

brizh@btinternet.com
Monday 31st of August 2020 12:30:44 PM
Here and just to the east of it were two surface blast-protection air-raid shelters. Water always stood on the concreted and tarred roofs.

brizh@btinternet.com
Monday 31st of August 2020 12:25:25 PM
Here and just to the east of it were two surface blast-protection air-raid shelters. Water always stood on the concreted and tarred roofs.

brizh@btinternet.com
Monday 31st of August 2020 12:24:59 PM
Not long after the 2nd World War ended this area was tarmacadamed and a play area was erected. There was a "jungle gym", roundabout, swings, see-saw and swing-boat etc. I think it was maybe destroyed some time in the late 70s to early 80s. I lived in Aston House at the time.Peter Freddie Harden

brizh@btinternet.com
Monday 31st of August 2020 12:23:31 PM
Not long after the 2nd World War ended this area was tarmacadamed and a play area was erected. There was a "jungle gym", roundabout, swings, see-saw and swing-boat etc. I think it was maybe destroyed some time in the late 70s to early 80s. I lived in Aston House at the time.Peter Freddie Harden

brizh@btinternet.com
Monday 31st of August 2020 12:22:48 PM
This is the site of where the Projectile Engineering Factory used to bring out in wheelbarrows the lathe shavings of metals to open recycling bins. We as 6-11 year-olds used to rummage through and take away as "scrap" any brass, copper, white metal, aluminium alloys etc and sell them to an "illegal" scrap merchant on the top floor of an adjacent block of flats.This area was also known as "The WAAFS" as there had been a barrage balloon tethered there and serviced by the army. There was also a huge cuboid-shaped stack of shell ammunition boxes with a tarpaulin sheet over them as protection against the weather.We used to slide under the sheet to try to sleep there. We also had our November 5th bonfires on this waste site for several years. I set fire to a stack of chestnut paling fencing in the air-raid shelter just above the metal recycle bays. Within just a couple of years to bomb-damaged Bilton House seen on the edge of "The WAAFS" was repaired and fully occupied. The Collonys, Rowes and Staggs lived on the top floor of Bilton House. by Peter Freddie Harden

brizh@btinternet.com
Thursday 4th of June 2020 10:34:00 AM
WW2 Camouflage Scheme Factory

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Wednesday 27th of September 2017 07:46:56 PM
WW2 Surface Blast Shelter

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Thursday 27th of July 2017 06:24:01 PM
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Nine Elms Locomotive Depot

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