Tuesday 26 May 2009 2.57pm
I have moved to Long Lane
about 18 months ago and I think I have found my little spot in the world... I just love the area.
Browsing the forum I came to understand that there are several people who have lived in SE1 for a long time, even all their lives, and I was interested in finding out what Long Lane
looked like even only a few years ago - so many new developments have popped up, Empire Square, City Walk, Bermondsey Square
I remember what Bermondsey Square
used to look like 12 years ago because my brother was living in London at the time (different part of town though). My parents are fond of antiques and when we used to come and visit him (I'm Italian by the way), Caledonian market was one of our favourite places. I had my very first fish&chips on our way back from the market, at the Long Lane
fish bar - who would have guessed that after 10 years I would have moved to the same street!
But just out of pure curiosity - does anyone have pictures of what City Walk and Empire Square used to look like? It must have been exciting to see the area change so much through the years, and I am sure it also brought a number of issues, as all big changes do. Or maybe I am wrong here, I would like to hear comments about it from people who have seen it happening. As I said, I love the area and I would like to learn more about its history.
Really appreciate the time and help of those who will reply to this post!