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HISTORY

 

The Lost Industry of Southwark Project

 

1894 map of bermondsey hinting at rich industrial heritage

detail of workers in the shaft of Brunel's Rotherhithe Tunnel

 

1. Detail of 1894 map of Bermondsey

2. Detail of the Shaft to Thames Tunnel, Rotherhithe.

Southwark was once a major centre of Industry hosting large scale industries such as:

shipbuilding, rope-making, engineering, carriage, haulage, shipping, victualling, food-processing industries.

It had Europe’s largest leather industry, the largest hatters and largest brewer in the world.

It was the home to many household brand names such as:

Jacobs Cream Crackers, Cross and Blackwell, Hartley's Jam, Courage Beer, Sarsens Vinegar, Pearce Duff, Spiller's dog biscuits and Peak Frean Biscuits.

They are now virtually all gone - but the Lost Industries can still be found, in the street names, the preserved warehouses, the very geography of the streets and in the memories of the workers.

Links to other pages:

bullet pointReminiscences of BermondseyMore Project Details Explore the Industries! Links & Resources Information Sheets Guided Walks bullet point Self-Guided Walks

 

 

 
 

 

Prehistory
Roman
Medieval
Tudor
Ind. Rev.
Modern
Post-Modern
Panoramas
WALKS
Bermondsey
Rotherhithe
Blackfriars
LINKS
Links
         
         
         

The Lost Industry of Southwark Project is supported by:

the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs

Project Director- Kevin Flude

Email Kevin Flude. Cultural Heritage Resources

To find out more on Southwark visit the SOUTHWARK LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
& buy the excellent book by Leonard Riley entitled 'Southwark - an illustrated guide.'

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