Virtual Walk to Nowhere: In Search of Old London Bridge

Virtual Walk to Nowhere: In Search of Old London Bridge

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 1st Jul 2021

 Free

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100 years ago, during the construction of Adelaide House, an arch of old London bridge was found. The find caused great excitement and the SPAB, under its great Secretary, A R Powys, sought valiantly but unsuccessfully to preserve the remains. The developer offered to retain them, but required £10,000.

The ensuing struggle linked some apparently strange bedfellows. SPAB was supported by the London Society, the Concrete Institute, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, but the Government refused to help, the City authorities declined to provide any funds, and most disappointingly the President of the Antiquaries wrote to the Times urging people not to contribute to the appeal.

With the demolition of the arch, it seemed that the traces of the medieval bridge had been lost, but new research has suggested that the north abutment of the medieval bridge may well survive under the churchyard of St Magnus the Martyr.

As a result, SPAB London Group commissioned Dr Kevin Blockley to undertake a detailed desk-based assessment of the site and to suggest a methodology for a research excavation. Those findings will be the topic of this virtual Walk to Nowhere.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 1st Jul 2021

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2021-07-01 2021-07-01 Europe/London Virtual Walk to Nowhere: In Search of Old London Bridge A presentation of research into the possible remains of an arch from the medieval London Bridge. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/07/01/virtual-walk-to-nowhere-in-search-of-old-london-bridge-266577 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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