Place    From 1820 

City Road Basin

Categories: Commerce, Transport

Part of the Regent's Canal. Built in 1820 to allow boats to moor and unload cargo, initially brought long distance but it soon became used primarily to transport local coal and building materials. Fell into decline in the 1930s as rail and then road took over the job. The part south of the City Road was filled in in the '30s and more was lost in 1979. Crystal Hale led a local campaign to save the Basin for the community. The picture is from 1992.

The City Road itself was built in 1761.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
City Road Basin

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Crystal Hale

London Borough of Islington In memory of Crystal Hale, 1915 - 1999, saviour o...

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Sandra Esquilant

Sandra Esquilant

Landlady of the Golden Heart pub since 1978 and, in 2002, voted into 80th place in a list of the 100 most powerful figures in contemporary art. See the Telegraph for more.

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
City of London Coal Exchange

City of London Coal Exchange

Opened in 1849 in Lower Thames Street, demolished in 1963. Our Picture source examines all the interesting buildings on this section of Lower Thames Street.

Building, Commerce

1 memorial
John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis Partnership

Retail group. Founded by John Spedan Lewis after his father John Lewis gave him control of the Peter Jones department store in Chelsea. All its employees (known as Partners) are co-owners. The comp...

Group, Commerce

3 memorials
White Horse pub

White Horse pub

Pubwiki have a good page on this pub. A tavern has existed here since at least 1690. Known as the White Horse from at least 1745. Rebuilt c.1868-70 and again 1927-8. Closed and was demolished in 20...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Charles Cheers, Baron Wakefield of Hythe CGE, LLD

Charles Cheers, Baron Wakefield of Hythe CGE, LLD

Charles Cheers Wakefield was born and raised in Liverpool. (Cheers was his mother's maiden name). Became an oil-broker, founding his own firm in 1899, C.C. Wakefield & Co. later Wakefield Oil C...

Person, Commerce, Lord Mayor, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration

1 memorial