Bermondsey (2)

We went on an expedition to see an exhibition of knitting at the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey High Street.   I had never been to the museum which has an idiosyncratic coloured façade by the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, but which is presumably as much an expression of its former owner, Zandra Rhodes, who established the museum:-

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I explored the back streets a bit and was surprised how much survives of the old warehouses, including a Victorian warehouse just up the street from the Fashion and Textile Museum with good ornamental brick and an old trade sign:-

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There is a run of old housing opposite:-

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The old London Leather Wool and Hide Exchange is nearby on Weston Street, built in 1878 and designed by George Elkington & Sons:-

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And RW Autos in Morocco Street (as you see from the horse alongside the sign) was once a smithy:-

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2 thoughts on “Bermondsey (2)

  1. Pots says:

    Romilly told me about your blog I love the wandering round noticing things thing – and particularly love the wonderful shop and business fronts photographs Pots

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