Paul, your photos are absolutely stunning - I followed the links to your various sites but have not yet had time to look at them all. Suggestions for others in the 'abandoned section' - not strictly SE1 but the Beaufoy Institute in Black Prince Road - I would love to see the inside of that. Are you documenting anything on the inside of flats in the Heygate/E&C generally before it is all demolished?
Paul thanks for those photographs. I live in Trinidad and for a number of years I visited London every two or three years and stayed at Driscoll House and although I had a camera which I used to photograph the sights of London, I regrettably never bothered to photograph the inside of Driscoll House.
i am a student of the university of the arts and am planning on doing a project on the "driscoll house"..
i visited the premises today and found myself infront of locked doors and a rather run down house. i did find some beautiful pictures here in this forum but what i would need would be interviews with people who have memories of staying there, who maybe have even worked there or who had some kind of a relationship with the place or even mr. driscoll (or his daughter).. any information would help me at this point..
Was it about 27 pounds a night Auntie Pat?
Arztim Mr Driscoll died last year, I think he was in his nineties.
My sister stayed there in the 50/60s when it was Ada Lewis Womens Hostel for respectable working women!
Not quite sure what is happening to the building now, various plans were submitted I hope it can not be torn down as it adds a bit of history and character to New Kent Road.