Friday, 7 November 2014

An Urban Wander around Fulham, London SW6

There is a whole area of streets in Fulham, just to the south of where I sometimes work in London, that I've yet to explore fully. I'm slowly making my way around some of them but each time I go there's always more to see.

First up we have a picture of a couple of doors. Unfortunately I can't remember exactly which road this was but somewhere between Margravine Cemetery and Lille Road ... I think.

Doorways, Fulham, London, SW6
Doorways, Fulham, London, SW6

I couldn't find anything on this building to tell what it may have once been, but the chimney tower suggests some sort of industrial past. It's boarded up now, with demolition in progress signs, but hopefully only the interior is being ripped out and the building will remain.

Disused building, Mendora Road, Fulham, London SW6
Disused building, Mendora Road, Fulham, London SW6

Disused building, Mendora Road, Fulham, London SW6
Disused building, Mendora Road, Fulham, London SW6

I always enjoy finding a new ghost sign, and this one was no exception. It also seemed quite unusually placed, being on the penultimate house as opposed to the end house in the terrace. May be the final house is a later addition.

Est. 1853
J.C.PLATT
AUCTIONEER & ESTATE MANAGER
THE BROADWAY
HEAD OFFICE HAMMERSMITH

Ghost sign, Fulham, London SW6
Ghost sign, Fulham, London SW6

Ghost sign, Fulham, London SW6
Ghost sign, Fulham, London SW6

    

3 comments:

  1. The abandoned site in Mendora Rd SW6 used to be a photographic works, according to the OS map of 1951. It was marked as 'disused' then. It may have been used to make film or plates- certainly the chimney suggests manufacturing-and there may be chemical contamination on the site which has hampered its redevelopment. I wonder if it has been boarded up all this time?

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  2. ........And before that, in 1916. it was a laundry. That does explain the chimney, anyway.

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  3. Dale - thanks for the additional insight. I normally associate chimneys with a furnace of some sort, but maybe an old laundry would have needed one to heat the water?

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