1939 Evacuation – 2,000 children leave New Cross Gate in two hours

I'm sure many of us returning to work after the Christmas holidays are not looking forward to getting back on trains and buses. Spare a thought though for some previous travellers... On 1 September 1939, at the start of the Second World War, the mass evacuation of children from London and other cities started. As ...

New Cross Gate Temporary Bridge – one day we will miss it

Yes it was a pain at first having to walk the wrong way up the platform and over the rickety temporary bridge to get out of New Cross Gate station, but haven't we grown to love this scaffolding masterpiece, first installed last September? One day we will miss its sounds of rattling metal and footsteps, and ...