Building    From 30/6/1894 

Tower Bridge

Named not for its own two towers but for the nearby, pre-existing Tower of London. Tower Bridge was designed by Horace Jones, the City Architect, in collaboration with the engineer, John Wolfe Barry. 8 years to build. See the picture source website for more details and go visit - it's a great view. The London Historians went and reported back. Discovering London has some stunning Unseen Images of Tower Bridge Under Construction, and some mind-boggling Forgotten Images of Tower Bridge as it Might Have Been. (2024: both those links have died.)

The Bridge suffered little damage during WW2 which is surprising if it truly was the real target for all the V1 rockets, as some claim.

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Tower Bridge

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Tower Bridge, 1894 - opening

In 1894 the royal personages listed at the top of the plaque as: Prince of Wa...

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Tower Bridge, 1977 - electrification

City of London Tower Bridge Constructed and maintained by the Corporation of ...

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Tower Bridge, 1982 - opened to the public

City of London Tower Bridge The main towers, high level walkways and the mac...

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Tower Bridge, 1994 - centenary

Corporation of London, Tower Bridge This plaque was unveiled on the centenary...

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Cornish Gorsedd

Cornish Gorsedd

The Gorsedh is a non-political, non affiliated to any religion, non-profit-making organisation. It exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall, to promote the study of literature, ar...

Group, History, Tourism / Traditions

1 memorial
Festival of Britain

Festival of Britain

'A tonic for the Nation', The Festival was intended to cheer us all up after WW2, and incidentally to celebrate the centenary of the 1851 Great Exhibition. The symbol for the Festival was designed ...

Event, Art, Cinema, Science, Tourism / Traditions

19 memorials
Crunchy the Credit Crunch Monster
1 memorial
first meeting of the Gorsedd

first meeting of the Gorsedd

First meeting of the Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain.  We have to admit that the photograph is not actually of the very first meeting.

Event, Tourism / Traditions, Wales

1 memorial