Thursday 24 January 2002 5.40am
If they do find any thing of historical interest, no doubt it will still be built over, I always think of the old Trocette Cinema in Tower Bridge Road
, where Trocette Mansions now stand, they found a large site of interest relating to the old Abbey, the Council should have withdrew building permission.
Imagine, ten minutes from The Tower of London all the tourists that would have bought revenue into the borough, they could have created a large structure over it, and gathered all the various relics dotted about Southwark in small museums, and created The Abbey museum.
What with the local antique market nearby it would have been a much needed financial boost for the area.
Incidentally, don't let any 'expert tell you it's only brown or blue asbestos that is dangerous, it's just that brown or blue asbestos was easier to see in body tissue at post-mortems!