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Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 2 Rotherhithe Tunnel - south

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 2

Erection date: 1908

Inscription

Rotherhithe Tunnel commenced in 1904 and opened in 1908 by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.
R.A. Robinson, J.P - Chairman of the Council
W. Whitaker Thompson - Vice-Chairman
A.A Allen, M.P. - Deputy-Chairman
The Lord Elcho - Chairman of Improvements Committee
W. Burton Stewart - Vice Chairman
Maurice Fitzmaurice, C.M.G. - Chief Engineer
Edward H. Tabor - Resident Engineer
Contractors - Messrs Price and Reeves
Contractors' Engineer - James Brown

London County Council 

Site: Rotherhithe Tunnel - south (2 memorials)

SE16, Brunel Road

The plaques are on the stone pillars either side of the entrance; plaque 1 to the left in our photo and plaque 2 to the right. The strange arch is actually part of the cutting edge of the tunnelling shield that was used to dig the tunnel. There is an almost identical pair of plaques at the northern entrance to the tunnel.

A third abandoned tunnelling shield can be seen and walked through in a tunnel at Bank tube station.

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Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 2

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52424

Rotherhithe Tunnel

Road tunnel crossing under the River Thames, connecting Rotherhithe to the Ra...

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Price and Reeves

Engineering contractors for the Rotherhithe Tunnel in 1908.

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A.A. Allen

Member of Parliament and Deputy Chairman of the London County Council in 1908.

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James Brown

Contractors' engineer on the construction of the Rotherhithe Tunnel in 1908.

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W. Burton Stewart

Vice Chairman of the Improvements Committee for the Rotherhithe Tunnel in 1908.

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Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 2

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46341

London County Council

Prior to the LCC London matters were run by church parishes. The LCC was the ...

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46249

King George V

Reigned: 1910 - 1936.  Born third in line to the throne, after his father (wh...

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Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 2

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52417

Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 1

Rotherhithe Tunnel The cast steel segments of which this arch is built formed...

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