BRIDGETON CROSS Bridgeton Cross's best known landmark is its
50ft high cast iron Umbrella, complete with clock tower,
originally built to shelter the unemployed in 1875.
Bridgeton Cross taken from junction of Main Street..........then & now
Taken from junction of Main Street on Tuesday 13th
August at 4.30pm.
The 'toll' was the busiest junction in Bridgeton with three
policeman directing traffic each morning and at tea time when the traffic
was at its peak. One way street systems and 'bus only' lanes have put
an end to it all and the 'toll' is relatively quite now.
The junction to the left is James St,
the red tenements in the background are in London
Road and behind the tree is Orr Street at Olympia