Meymott Street

Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s

Meymott Street

England E1 6FQ, United Kingdom

Created By: SE1 Stories


Once a busy shopping street for local residents, by 1975 the shops had fallen into disuse. The block was owned by J Sainsbury whose headquarters were nearby with the intention to demolish and build an office block.

The Blackfriars Community Action Team took over several of the shops and with the permission of Sainsbury created the office for SE1 Community Newspaper and living accommodation for CAT members and others in the rooms above.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s


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