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Monday 10 December 2007 4.07pm
Hi everyone, finally found somewhere like this so hopefully you can help!

I'm researching The Cut for a project and I'm just looking for some opinions of the people living in or around this road, and any pieces of info/photos etc that I might have missed so far.

Thanks a lot,

Monday 10 December 2007 4.23pm
I don't live there but I did used to work there years ago. I think the road is going through a massive improvement and is turning into a fab part of Waterloo. Wider pavements, the renewed Young Vic, lots of pubs and restaurants. It used to be shabby but its now a very vibrant and pedestrian - friendly road.
Monday 10 December 2007 4.34pm
Agreed! Personally I think that even the name ‘The Cut' sounds pretty cool. The Young Vic is a great place to go in the evening, whether that's for a performance or just for a drink. I'm also a big fan of Livebait, from the fantastic tiled interior to the food itself. Once they finish the traffic improvements I think that The Cut will be far more enjoyable.

With Transport for London moving into Palestra in early 2008, that's potentially a couple of thousand employees in the immediate area, so I wouldn't be at all surprised if The Cut finds itself home to the usual sandwich chains and coffee bars to cater for them all, almost certainly at the expense of some of the independent retailers around there.

The Boss,
SE1 Relocation Ltd
Monday 10 December 2007 5.31pm
Out of interest and I'm certain someone here will know; why is it called The Cut? I'm guessing some link to Lower Marsh?
Monday 10 December 2007 7.55pm
I think it's something to with being next to the marsh, like Broadwall, which was a broad wall to walk on to avoid the flooding. However, the people on this forum are really knowledgeble, so someone will know.

I think the Southwark end used to be called Great Charlotte Street, and the Lambeth section The Cut.

As a resident of the The Cut, I'll be really pleased when all this work is finished, it hasn't been that pleasant to live through.
Monday 10 December 2007 9.47pm
I was under the impression it used to be called the cut market, meaning that part of the market was on Lower Marsh and the market was cut in two by Waterloo Rd... could be totally wrong as well :)

Been following the refurbishment, that I think was meant to be finished by August according to some blurb. Some things have seemed a bit crazy, like the fact that they put the new paving slabs on almost all the way just to dig new holes for new lamp posts. Then they came back and dug holes for new trees after emoving all the existing ones.. now I would have put in the trees and the lamp posts in first and then paved around them, but obviously I am not a designer. At least they did most of the old water pipes first.

Then BT came in and dug up our phone lines at some point..

I'm sure it will be fab in the end, however I think the pavement stones are very light in colour and will very soon look dirty unless the councils start cleaning them more often.

Here's a nice old pic:
Monday 10 December 2007 9.57pm
What a fabulous photo, thanks Nelson.

I've spent ages trying to work out where it's being taken from. Is the shop that's nearest in the photo the newsagent on the corner of short street?
Tuesday 11 December 2007 12.07am
It almost has to be like you say, Zoe. I think you can see Windmill Walk as a little gap there and could that be the pub there without a canopy?
Tuesday 11 December 2007 9.46am

Looking at this image, I would agree with Zoe as to where the original was taken from. The building that now forms part of the Young Vic is almost certainly one of the 2 shops that can be seen just off-centre in the 1933 photograph. It would be great to see a 'Then & Now' photo of this scene.

The Boss,
SE1 Relocation Ltd
Tuesday 11 December 2007 10.44am
From Wikipedia...

'...The Ring public house, above which is a boxing gymnasium. It is here that the Marquess of Queensberry allegedly wrote the modern rules for the sport of boxing.'

I like living by The Cut as there is so much there and the roadworks have stopped the rickshaws going down Greet Street at 2am which is nice.
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