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Sunday 4 February 2018 1.14pm
I'm looking for some photographs of buildings in Tooley Street which no longer exist.

In particular I'd like them of the block 69 to 85 (including the Duke of Clarence pub) and Battlebridge House, 87 - 113, on the north side of Tooley Street, all of which were demolished at the end of the 1980s/early 1990s as part of the London Bridge City phase 2 'More London' development.

They are only for personal use, so just posting them on this forum thread would be fine.

Many thanks in anticipation, and being my first post hope that this request is not breaking forum rules.
Sunday 4 February 2018 1.23pm
Have you looked at the COLLAGE database?

https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/quick-search?q=tooley

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Sunday 4 February 2018 2.01pm
James Hatts wrote:
Have you looked at the COLLAGE database?
https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/quick-search?q=tooley

Yes thanks. It's a good site.

Unfortunately none of what I'm after. Very close ones thou.

One of the problems I'm finding is that the more famous and architectural buildings get recorded like Hays Wharf (now Galleria), Aston Webb house, the SER 'flat iron' building, St Olaf's, The Fire Station building, etc., but not the more mundane ones like the late 1950s/early 1960s Battlebridge House office block. And also little for the 1970s and 1980s.

With digital photography there's plenty of modern stuff from the 21st century but little from the end of the last millennium. I wonder if it would be worth starting a collection from that period.

Z
Sunday 4 February 2018 8.43pm
Have you tried the John Harvard Library in Borough High Street? They have a good photo archive. You might find what you are looking for there. https://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries/local-history-library-and-archive/visiting-the-local-history-library-and-archive.

Alternatively, Historic England have an online archive which includes photos of Southwark. https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/photos/englands-places/ I've seen photos of Tooley Street amongst the collection in the past.

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Sunday 4 February 2018 9.38pm
Richard Miller wrote:
Have you tried the John Harvard Library in Borough High Street? They have a good photo archive. You might find what you are looking for there. https://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries/local-history-library-and-archive/visiting-the-local-history-library-and-archive.
Alternatively, Historic England have an online archive which includes photos of Southwark. https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/photos/englands-places/ I've seen photos of Tooley Street amongst the collection in the past.

Thanks.

The library has been checked. And I've previously searched the Southwark on-line site. It seems mainly to consist of PDFs (about planning applications) without pics - perhaps what I want was before council electronic records or I'm not searching effectively.

The historic England site looks interesting although I have seen many of the pics before. But none of Battlebridge House or the Duke of Clarence in Tooley Street (plenty of the one in St Georges Circus).
Monday 5 February 2018 8.57am
The London Metropolitan Archive might be worth a visit?

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