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Tower Bridge Bookbinding

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Wendy Report 22 Mar 2013 05:30

I have recently learnt that my grandmother was a bookbinder in one of the towers on Tower Bridge. I can't seem to find any reference at all about this. I would like to know more about this.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Mar 2013 08:55

Having toured Tower Bridge, it seems rather unlikely, but if you believe this to be so, then fair enough! Apparently the Bridge opened on June 30, 1894

After making an internet search for 'Tower Bridge', this 'contact us' link was one of the results.

There is an email address which you can use to ask them if they are aware of Printers/Book binders being located there.


Wendy Report 22 Mar 2013 10:28

In about 1950, My Nan showed my Mum where she worked before the war. Mum remembers her pointing to one of the towers on the bridge. It would have been around 1930. My Mum recently met a lady who's father also worked there. She was a book binder, so not necessarily a printer.
Thankyou for the link, I have sent an email.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Mar 2013 10:42

There might be Trade Directories available somewhere which would give you the name of the company. Although it is now maintained by the CoL, records could be filed under Tower Hamlets (the other end)


Robert Report 22 Mar 2013 15:59

tower bridge has a long gallery that spans between the two towers, it use to be rented out, so it possible that she did work there. it now hired out for wedding ect

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♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 22 Mar 2013 16:27

I am sure I have heard of 'Tower Bridge' Publishers & seen books with a small brand-mark of the bridge on their spines.


AnninGlos Report 22 Mar 2013 16:32

Yes I think I have too Carol.