Some pics of the planters from Janine
We are lucky to have a wide selection of great local places to eat. Here are some worthy of mention. Please comment and add your favourites!
The Canton Arms
Please leave comments with details of any tradespeople that you have been particularly impressed with and would recommend to others.
There are many local developments underway, which will all affect the area. Hopefully for the better, but the CTRA in conjunction with other residents’ groups are playing an active role in the consultation processes to ensure local concerns are heard and proposed designs to do not negatively impact our streets.
The major development affecting CTRA is the redevelopment of New Covent Garden market.
Official development site:
A street party, probably VE or VJ Day, judging by the “V for Victory” gestures.
October 1946. A view from Hemans House, under construction. Note the Nissen huts and bomb shelters.
October 1946. The emergency reservoir next to the Granada cinema (now the sports club).
A similar view looking towards Crimsworth Road.
Maps of the area. Please leave a reply if you have any others you would like to see added.
The area in 1827, 60 years before building began.
By 1859, the railway line had appeared.
The OS map of 1894 shows construction underway.
By 1913, the area was long completed and Fount Street has its current name.
The 1885 Lambeth map shows the area cleared prior to development.
The OS map of 1874 shows the watercress farm.
The OS map from 1951 shows the Nissen Huts still present from World War II.