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Sunday, 26 May 2019

The streets of London

"Should you ever meet a film director scouring the capital for a perfect Victorian street scene in which to set his latest costume drama, do recommend Barkham Street. There is just one snag - it is not in London. Barkham Street was built - by both mistake and design - 128 miles away in remotest Lincolnshire." Daily Telegraph By Peter Chapman 07 Oct 2000

So what is the connection with Bethlem Hospital, read on...

Unfortunately, at the time of posting the original article by Peter Chapman is no longer available online. A copy from the internet archive  can be read here.

Barkham Street - Wainfleet
Barkham Street - Wainfleet

Bethlem Hospital - London
Bethlem Hospital - London (Google Maps)

Extinction

What will become of rural garages if cars go electric? Will they go the same way as rural churches, pubs and post offices? Could be the next phase of the Jerusalem project...

Irby Filling Station




Jane Wright has an exhibition of internal views of abandoned buildings at Harding House Gallery, Lincoln, 25th May - 14th July https://www.janewrightphotography.com