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The work of Charles Henry Driver and London Bridge Station

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Bermondsey Village Action Group has invited Paul Dobraszykcz to talk about the work of Charles Driver and what might be lost if the remaining elements of the London Bridge Station he designed are demolished as part of Network Rail's comprehensive development.

Paul is the leading authority on Driver, having written extensively about him and his work, including, in particular, a chapter in his book on the construction of London's monumental Victorian sewer system, Into The Belly of The Beast.

Driver's most celebrated work in the UK is the spectacular Abbey Mills Pumping Station in Stratford. He was a a pioneer and champion of cast iron in architecture and engaged energetically in the charged Victorian-era debate on its merits and legitimacy as a building material.

This is a chance to get an understanding of the context and significance of the listed train shed and the St Thomas Street/Crucifix Lane arches.

Related website:

Globe House
2a Crucifix Lane, London, SE1 3JW
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This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
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