High Street, Erith, Bexley, 2002

High Street, Erith, Bexley, 2002

Erith has undergone huge change in the last hundred years. Barely anything remains of the Victorian High Street.

The town was done a great disservice by the building of a new shopping centre in 1968 and the more recent Bronze Age Way, a dual carriageway, was almost as destructive.

However, with a decline in industry and the opening up of the riverside, good use has been made of the site for housing. Typical of much riverside housing it is in pseudo- warehouse style.

Copyright: Jim Packer. Contact Bexley studies and Archive Centre.


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