Industrial Archaeology News is published quarterly as the newsletter of the Association for Industrial Archaeology.
Inevitably, as all us London industrial historians, know - London gets a bit left out in most of such circles. Few people outside of the lower Thames or the Lea Valley actually believe there ever was any industry in London.
The current issue however has an article, by Dr. Robert Carr, on the situation at London Bridge Station - there is always a time delay in such things getting written and into print, so perhaps someone will update us on the situation.
Robert Carr says@
following World War 2 bomb damage. The 1860s part of this roof which is listed grade II is essentially at the west end. This is considered to be structurally weak as there are insufficient wrought-iron tie rods and the roof presently functions as an arch rather than a truss. The least altered part of the original roof is at the widest part of the station where as part of the planned redevelopment it is essential to insert escalators.
Banister's design for the London Bridge LBSCR train shed roof was based on a 'nave and aisles' plan, with a large barrelled roof running longitudinally and two aisles, originally flat roofed, flanking this central structure. The nave was based on a 'crescent roof' design and is the last of its kind in London. There were once similar roofs at Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Charing Cross, Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street. The roof in Liverpool is the only other example to survive. The train shed at London Bridge Station is of national importance.
Industrial Archaeology News 162 Autumn 2012
More info - should you want to find out more about AIA and perhaps teach them more about London industry email@example.com www.industrial-archaeology.org - they are anxious to gain more members and to spread the news of their work.
Information about the News and the Annual Review from Liaison Officer, AIA Liaison Office, The Ironbridge Institute, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Coalbrookedale, Telford TF8 7DX 01325 359846
Hope that's all ok