Wednesday 13 July 2005 6.36pm
This might interest some local historians:
The railway bridge going over Blackfriars Road
just outside Waterloo East Station is being refurbished, and the works have revealed some old lettering at the foot of the bridge.
On the eastern end, on the wall under the bridge, on either side of a derelict arch with a door reads:
"Charing Cross Railway Co." on the left and "Blackfriars Station
" on the right. Now I could not find any reference to a station in that location (would have been on the east side of the bridge) on a quick search on Google. I know the present day Blackfriars station was originally on the south side of the river, but that would be too far from that entrance.
Does anybody know any more of this? I haven't got a proper camera at the moment, so could not take a picture, and am not sure if the faint lettering could be easily captured on camera.
I suppose it is soon going to be painted/plastered over. Just interesting to see something that old in the area, where much has been lost. I think the signs have been covered by billboards until now.