Plaque

Rotherhithe Tunnel - north - 2

Rotherhithe Tunnel - north
Rotherhithe Tunnel - north - 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 - north (2 memorials)

E14, Branch 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 southern entrance to the tunnel.  The difference being that the texts about the cutting edges makes it clear that one tunnelling shield was used for the tunnel south of and under the river, while another one was used for the tunnel north of the river.  We are not even sure that fact is interesting enough for an extremely nerdy London quiz.

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

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Rotherhithe Tunnel - north - 2

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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

Arthur Acland Allen was born on 11 August 1868 the youngest of the five child...

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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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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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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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King George V

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

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Rotherhithe Tunnel - north - 1

Rotherhithe Tunnel - north - 1

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

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