231 Westminster Bridge Road

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Friday 6 April 2018 9.03am
Hi all

I am trying to find any pictures or information about 231 Westminster Bridge Road where my Great Grandfather Charles (Carlo) Moriggia had a confectioner/pastry shop for many years. I know he was operating there in 1875 onwards and by 1890 it was listed as a coffee house and by 1905 the business was listed as Ďdining roomsí. He died back in Italy in 1906 so anything between 1875 and around 1906 is of great interest to me. At some point he was also operating at 229 next door.
Friday 6 April 2018 10.17am
Have you searched the Lambeth Landmark database?

http://www.landmark.lambeth.gov.uk

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Friday 6 April 2018 10.53am
Thanks! Iíll do that now and contact them too.
Friday 6 April 2018 6.01pm
Penny - I don't know if it's of interest, but there are several photographs of Westminster Bridge Road in the early 1900s on the London Metropolitan Archives 'Collage' website.

Go to https://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/

Click on Advanced Search

Enter phrase: westminster bridge road

(important) Click on Exact phrase

Scroll down and Set dates: Images completed after 1900 - but before 1910

Scroll down and click Search

You'll find several photographs of nos 270-278, at the north end of the road near the bridge, which were demolished to make way for County Hall. Not number 231, but it will give you an idea of what your great-grandfather's shop might have been like. The row includes a 'Dining & Tea Room' for example!

Rather impressive horse-drawn traffic jam in one photograph.
Saturday 7 April 2018 7.39am
Thats great - Iíll take a look now - thanks so much!

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