Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Train Station with Two Weathervanes

I post another in a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique or unusual weathervanes, too!  If you know a great weather vane near you, let me know if you'd like to have it featured on this blog.

Today's weather vane was photographed in the United Kingdom.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #363?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This is the Cannon Street Station in London, along the banks of the Thames River.  We were on the other side of the Thames waiting to see a play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater when we spied these two weathervanes.  Both banner style weathervanes have the lettering “SER 1866” which is a reference to the South Eastern Railway (SER) and the year the station was opened on 1 September 1866.

According to Wikipedia, Cannon Street station is a terminal by the Cannon Street Railway Bridge.  This bridge is located between London Bridge and the Southward Bridge.  When the station was constructed in 1866 it cost  £4 million.  The two towers are described as “Christopher Wren style”.  Both weathervanes, one on each tower, are identical. There is an Underground station here as well as bus services.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Train Station with Two Weathervanes", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 16, 2018, ( accessed [access date]).

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