Wednesday, 11 February 2009
Building and re-building programme
Back on the theme of plaques locally - here's a nice little one from South End Green, Hampstead.
It's on the railway bridge above the start of the Frognal tunnel.
"LONDON BOROUGH OF CAMDEN
SOUTH END ROAD BRIDGE
Reconstructed & widened in 1969 replacing
a 28ft wide cast iron bridge built in 1864
Borough Engineer & Surveyor
K.P Harman BSc (Eng) C. Eng., F.I.C.E., F.I. Mun. E.
Leonard Fairclough Ltd"
I think as local government today is increasingly about the provision of services, it's often easy to forget the scale of change and owenership of a local authority in previous decades - this half co-incides with the shift from the Borough of Hampstead to Camden. All good stuff.