Wednesday 30th March 1949, a 24″ diameter water main has burst below the carriageway of Newington Causeway South London causing extensive damage to the roadway.
These wonderfully detailed original 6″ x 8″ prints were taken from Glass Plate Negatives. These photographs were taken by the Metropolitan Water Board at the time to serve as a record of the damaged caused.
All the views captured by the camera have long since vanishes, swallowed up in the 1960’s during the redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle. I am glad to have been able to save and to share these great images with you.