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Memorial

Fruiterers' Hall & Alley Fruiterers Hall + Southwark Bridge

Plaque: Fruiterers' Hall & Alley

Erection date: 19/1/2000

Inscription

{To the left of the Fruiterers Company crest:}
On 19th January 2000 the Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman Clive Martin OBE, TD, DL accompanied by Mrs Sheriff Pauline Halliday and the Master of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers His Hon Judge Donald Cryan unveiled this plaque to record that near this site in former times the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers had their Hall and warehouses and that "Fruiterers Alley" ran nearby.

Site: Fruiterers Hall + Southwark Bridge (2 memorials)

EC4, Fruiterer's Passage

The new pedestrian subway under the northern approach to Southwark Bridge was formally opened on 19 January 2000 by the unveiling of a small steel plaque. We believe there always was a pedestrian subway but it was probably grim and smelly before this millennial refurb. The passage zig-zags its way under the road and the middle section is meticulously tiled with copies of historic images of the bridge. The dividing ceramic piers are miniature versions of those on the 1921 bridge itself.

Walking east, before you go through the rather stunning tunnel, you pass through a pair of metal gates. Behind the one on your right is a street sign, 'Fruiterers Passage' and below that is the small steel plaque.

The hidden uplighters in the tunnel give it a special atmosphere and on our visit the sun was creating a strange, ghostly reflection of the people approaching the tunnel from the other end.

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Fruiterers' Hall & Alley

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Fruiterers Hall & warehouses

In 1754 the Fruiterers had warehouses at the “Three Cranes”, situated in a la...

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Worshipful Company of Fruiterers

1292 -  first reference to ‘Free Fruiterers’.  First charter in 1606.  Their ...

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Judge Donald Cryan

His Honour Judge Donald Michael Cryan was born on 18 January 1948 and his bir...

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Sheriff Pauline Halliday

Pauline Ann Halliday OBE, Sheriff (1999-2000), the first female non-aldermani...

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Clive Martin, OBE, TD

Alderman on the City Lands & Bridge House Estates Committee, 1994. Lord M...

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