Monument in Tanner St Park

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Thursday 5 July 2018 10.28am
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Saturday 7 July 2018 6.57pm
Where exactly was St Olaves church on Tooley street. Was it where the entrance to Potters field is now?
Saturday 7 July 2018 9.15pm
There are markers in the pavement showing where St Olav's church was in the pavement in the part of Tooley St by St Olaf's house.
Sunday 8 July 2018 10.39am
marion wrote:
There are markers in the pavement showing where St Olav's church was in the pavement in the part of Tooley St by St Olaf's house.

I believe the results of the competition for a design to 'improve' the triangular area at the corner of Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill just by St Olaf's House are due out soon.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/9609
https://www.teamlondonbridge.co.uk/newsdetails.aspx?ref=4186

It's a pity none of the five shortlisted schemes seem to include a monument to St Olaf, patron saint of Norway, who not only gave his name to the vanished church AND to Tooley Street itself (something like 'Saint Olly street' > 't olly street'), but (long before he became a saint) was said to have pulled down London Bridge during a battle. Surely someone who should be remembered locally.

Or perhaps they could bring back the drinking fountain from Tanner Street park and erect it here!
Sunday 8 July 2018 7.57pm
Does anyone know the timetable for the implementation of the fountain restoration plan?

The top of the structure comprises four large stone slabs, one of which cracked in half a couple of years ago and is continuing to deteriorate and sink into the structure. Unfortunately a second slab has cracked in the heat over the last month. A circular stone which sits on the the four slabs at the very centre of the structure has crumbled into several pieces over the last few weeks.

It needs some urgent TLC!
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