Saturday 25 July 2009 11.32am
During the 1960's I did a lot of fishing on the Thames at palces such as Richmond, Staines, Windsor etc. Most Saturdays I would get the number 53 bus from the Old kent Road to Lower Marsh
for the rear entrance to Waterloo Station
. I would have to walk up the slope past Dewar's bottling plant for the station entrance and the smell of the whisky in those days was almost overpowering to a young fella like me. I wondered if that bottling plant was still there, if not, what's there now? It's over forty years since I last walked up that slope and as nothing elese from my youth seems to be still in tact I doubt if that is. I've also seen a reference to the cartoon theatre on the station. It was actually called the News Theatre, and in the early to mid 1950's my Dad would take me there on Saturday mornings. We just called it 'Waterloo Pictures.' I know it closed down many years ago and wondered if the old art decco building had been preserved.