The developement on the north and south sides of the River Thames; the transformation of Southwark; creation of the public-private Cross-River Partnership; the re-generation of Bankside & the creation of the Tate Modern gallery; people, politics and problems with the decision and design of the bridge, and it’s ultimate success.
Details of Alfred Yarrow’s early life (born in London on 13th January 1842), education and apprenticeship with the marine engineering firm of Ravenhill; the foundation of the Civil and Mechanical Engineers’ Society. Continue reading “Sir Alfred Yarrow, The Shipbuilder”
The boom of proposals for new railway schemes in the 1860s and the City of London’s reactions to these proposals including the work of the City’s Railway Committee; the proposal to build a terminus at Liverpool Street for the Great Eastern Railway and the building of suburban lines. Continue reading “Taking the trains to Liverpool Street”