Plaque

Entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel - south

Erection date: 12/6/1908

Inscription

This tunnel, constructed by the London County Council was opened by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales KO, on the 12th of June 1908.
Maurice Fitzmaurice, CMG, Engineer

Site: Entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel - south (1 memorial)

SE16, Rotherhithe Tunnel entrance

Opened on the same day as the twin arch on the north side of the river. Presumably the dignitaries rode through the tunnel with bands playing.

Very nasty road with the pollution trapped in the approach to the tunnel, the tunnel itself must be horrible. There are steps done on each side and we crossed through the 2 streams of traffic by force of numbers - there were 3 people all doing it.

The bulky piers at normal street level probably started off with decorative lamps - see the northern entrance.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel - south

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Rotherhithe Tunnel

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

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London County Council

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

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Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice

Civil engineer. Born at Clogher, near Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. He worke...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel - south

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King George V

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

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