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The Lost Industries of Southwark

The walks will explore the Lost Industries of Southwark from the Roman period to present day.

Southwark once was a major centre of Industry – it hosted large scale industries associated with the sea, shipbuilding, rope-making, engineering, and transport. It was also the home to many processing industries including the Europe’s largest leather industry, the hatters and one of Britain's leading food processsing industries. Southwark was home to many household brand names such as Jacobs Cream Crackers, Cross and Blackwell, Hartley's Jam, Courage Beer, Sarsens Vinegar, Pearce Duff, Spiller's dog biscuits and Peak Frean Biscuits.
They are now virtually all gone - but the Lost Industries can still be found, in the street names, the preserved warehouses, the very geography of the streets and in the memories of the workers. The aim of the project is to help people enjoy finding out about those lost industries and perhaps to learn some lessons from their passing.
The walks will explore the Lost Industries of Southwark from the Roman period to present day.


Mr Kevin Flude | talks | www


Date and Time:

2 October 2005 at 11:30 am


2 hours



The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
9a St Thomas St.
020 8 806 4325
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Organised by:

Cultural Heritage Resources
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