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.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
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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Other Subjects

Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor

An exclusive club which only knights can join.  Founded in 1908 to enable a joint opposition to the Walker Trustees who were enforcing their entitlement to collect monies from newly created Knights...

Group, Community / Clubs, Law, Tourism / Traditions

1 memorial
Clerks' well at Clerkenwell

Clerks' well at Clerkenwell

First mentioned in 1174. Closed by about 1850 and effectively lost. Rediscovered in 1924 during building works. We normally find pictures of our subjects out on the web but we just could not find ...

Place, Food & Drink, Tourism / Traditions

1 memorial
90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II was actually born on 21 April 1926, but since 1959 official celebrations have taken place on the second Saturday of June which in 2016 was the 11th.

Event, Royalty, Tourism / Traditions

1 memorial
Chislehurst Caves

Chislehurst Caves

'Caves' is a misnomer, as they are entirely man-made chalk and flint mines. The earliest mention of them is around 1250, and it is believed that they were last worked in the 1830s. In World War 1, ...

Place, Tourism / Traditions

1 memorial
Sir Laurence Gomme

Sir Laurence Gomme

Born 3 Cecil Street, Stepney. Clerk to the London County Council, folklorist and historian. Died at home, Buckinghamshire.

Person, History, Politics & Administration, Tourism / Traditions

1 memorial