I spent another day in London on Saturday with another old schoolfriend, Mike, who also fitted into the “barrow boy” category. We went to see the old school building and took some photos.
This is the corner of Tooley St and Tower Bridge Rd. At some point, what we referred to as the Art Building has been demolished. It was a small, separate structure where the foundations are now being laid for the next stage of the development.
This is the back of the building. When I was here last time, the playground (later a car park) still extended toward the river, nearly all the way. The school “bogs” (toilets) used to be along the back. Closer to where I am standing were the Eton Fives courts, where we could mimic our betters. By the way, old friend Alan pointed out that Wiki has quite a good entry on the school. There are links explaining how it operates financially; it now has quite large assets.
Looking 90 degrees or so to the right, toward the river, this is the new City Hall. This is where the wharf used to be that Tom worked on a lot, right next to Tower Bridge.