Jan - This link shows a photo of the Library which was destroyed at Bricklayers Arms - I think the shot is looking towards New Kent Road on the left, and Great Dover Street on the right - I could be wrong. The site is now very approximately in the middle of the roundabout.
Jan, yes, I think that if the flyover were to be closed, it would definitely make sense to close your street from NKR...just as has been done opposite from you. I'm pretty sure that subway won't be closed, although I would hope that now that the council has fewer subways to clean, they will spend more time on keeping that one subway tidy -- it is normally quite smelly.
Have seen the drawing of the bricklayers roundabout, but was not clear if they would be closing the subway that goes from Searles Rd. to Bartholomew street? Loads of schoolchildren get of at the bus stop and DO use the subway, I can not see any schoolchild walking down to the traffic lights to cross. Many of the boys already leap over the start of the concrete flyover and fencing.
Strange co-incidence that works were being carried out on subway near searles road and yesterday and today there is a massive lake appeared at bottom of subway steps that extends right into the tunnel bartholomew street side....humm
I spoke to a cleaner nearbye and asked him if he had reported it, he said not as all the subways were being filled in. Now I cant remember if its Southwark or tfl to report it to.
Have spent almost 30 minutes reporting this flood, young man was very helpful but thought it was tfl, I know new kent rd.is but the subways I honestly thought were Southwarks, he has at least listened to me very politely and given me a reference number 8007285935 Graham!lol the problem is when we have very heavy rain the rain falls to it's lowest level ( naturally!) down the steps and into the tunnel, as I recall the water had to be pumped UP into drains..? we'll see...
TFL are now aware of the problem, very helpful young Ola said she was going to raise emergency order...It is difficult really to explain about subterranium things i fink! who is responsible for what...lol
Floodplain, forgot to thank you for posting that lovely old photo of our library, wish the newer member of se1 could have seen inside, then they would realise how much wondeerful architecture was destroyed in the name of 'progress'..:-) wonder if the people responsible for the whole roundabout GLC I think took any photos of interiors? wonder if they had an archive?