Penny Lecture: The Waterloo Shot Tower – a biography

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The Waterloo Shot Tower postcard
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Location: Morley College
Cost: Free Neighbourhood: Lambeth wide Categories:
  • Children and parents
  • Heritage festival

The Shot Tower, nearly 200 ft. tall, stood on the river front by Waterloo Bridge for almost 140 years. It was an unmistakable and important landmark in the lives of Londoners. Yet today it is barely remembered. 

Nick Rampley traces the history of this all but forgotten building and of the industries that characterized Lambeth’s riverside, giving particular focus – on the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain - to the role the Tower played in the South Bank exhibition.

This is part of Morley's Penny Lecture series, an important part of the college's history, a monthly specialist talk to inspire and entertain for just a penny!

This event is hosted by Morley College. In-person

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