Thursday 21 April 2011

bricks from the public toilets in Beresford Square Woolwich

We have a note from a council officer working on a project in Woolwich, which he, and we, thought was of interest:

He says:

"I am currently working on the redevelopment of General Gordon and Beresford Squares in Woolwich town centre. In the course of the construction works at Beresford Square the remains of parts of the old Victorian underground toilets on the square were revealed. We have salvaged a small number of bricks from these toilets and the Heritage Centre have agreed to take one of them for their archives. There are still around 7 or 8 of the bricks remaining, if you are aware of anybody who may wish to have one of them please let us know. The bricks were made by the Farnley Iron Co of Leeds and feature a ceramic coating on one side.