Film of the Month - Leathermarket Gardens

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Children playing in Leathermarket Gardens, 1958


A short news item produced by the BBC, showing the opening of Leathermarket Gardens on the 23 January 1958.

Date & time

Date:1 July 2019 to 30 July 2019

Time:10am to 5pm

Event Details

Address:211 Borough High Street

Post code:SE1 1JA


Telephone:020 7525 0232

Open hours:Mondays and Thursday 10am to 7pm
Tuesday and Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 3pm
Wednesday and Sunday closed.


Leathermarket Gardens and shelter were erected as a memorial to Dr and Mrs Salter for their lifelong service to the area of Bermondsey. This short film includes the official opening with Edwin Bayliss, chairman of the LCC Parks Committee and Mayor Hendy and features children playing on the swings and slides. ©BBC / 1 min 36 secs / mute.


By Bus:C10, 21, 35, 40, 133, 343

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By Train:London Bridge



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