The battle against the Globe

Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s

The battle against the Globe

SE1 9DT, United Kingdom

Created By: SE1 Stories


In 1976 the Council wanted to sell its Greenmore depot site on Bankside to promoters of the Globe Theatre. North Southwark Community Development Group (NSCDG) put in a planning application for family housing on the site. This was lost on appeal. Ironically the real site of the original theatre was a few streets further inland.

An SE1 Newspaper story printed interviews with Bankside residents about their housing situation. One of them pleaded, “Where are our young people who get married supposed to move to?” A government minister at the time stated that “Bankside wasn’t a suitable place for families to live”.

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


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