The Ladies Bridge

Waterloo Bridge in London was first designed in 1809-10 and named in honour of the Battle of Waterloo. The new and present structure was designed by Sir Giles Scott and partially opened in 1942 and completed in 1945. You might notice that these two dates fall during the Second World War so the bridge was built by women and that is how it became known as The Ladies Bridge. Here is a photo of just 3 of those women:

Here is the bridge, as it is now, looking toward St Paul’s and the City:

My next piece of Charity Shop Art is a watercolour by Graham Haywood of that very view.

A Waterloo Sunset paradise?


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