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Memorial: London Bridge - Duke Street Hill

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{Below an etching of the Rennie bridge:}
London bridge 1825 - 1967
These granite slabs are coping stones from the former London Bridge which was dismantled in 1967 and re-erected in Lake Havasu, Arizona, USA. Designed by John Rennie, the bridge was opened in 1831 and has since featured in many films and books including those of Charles Dickens. 
Substantial parts of the abutments and walls still remain and are preserved as part of the fabric of the new bridge, where two large granite stair chambers (including 'Nancy's steps') still exist as part of the original Rennie southern vault. 

Southwark Heritage Association - Southwark Heritage - alive today, working with Transport for London.

Site: London Bridge - Duke Street Hill (1 memorial)

SE1, Duke Street Hill, under the trees

These two piece of granite were discovered when the foundations for the Southwark Needle were being dug so they were erected as seats as part of the Southwark Gateway project.  The plaque is attached to the horizontal surface of one of them and was photographed in Summer 2012; hence the rain drops.

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London Bridge - Duke Street Hill

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London Bridge

Four stone bridges have spanned the Thames at this point. The first was built...

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Nancy in Oliver Twist

Character created by Charles Dickens in his novel Oliver Twist, first publish...

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Charles Dickens

Born, son of John Dickens, at No.1 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsmouth (wh...

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Sir John Rennie

Civil engineer. Born 27 Stamford Street.  In London, worked on Waterloo, Sout...

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London Bridge - Duke Street Hill

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Transport for London / London Transport

This organisation has been a bit of a political football, often having its na...

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