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Started by hb88banzai, Sep 19, 2012, 01:35 pm

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Sep 19, 2012, 01:35 pm Last Edit: Feb 14, 2013, 09:37 am by hb88banzai
The Box on Shannon Corner - the junction of Beverley Way (formerly the Kingston By Pass) &  Burlington Road in New Malden - V32

Couple of pics from 1962 --



A blowup of the first image --


Again a place where a great deal has changed. Due to the overpass, this is about as good as you can get for a POV street view --


The parking lot in front of Charrington's is gone, as is the old corner itself, meaning the Box would be in the middle of the current roadway  --


Probably just behind the car in the foreground.

Approximate Box Site Street View URL:  http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=shannon+corner,+London+Borough+of+Sutton&hl=en&ll=51.39971,-0.24284&spn=0.001914,0.009334&sll=51.361492,-0.161705&sspn=0.072887,0.148487&hnear=Shannon+Corner,+Greater+London+KT3,+United+Kingdom&t=m&layer=c&cbll=51.39971,-0.24284&panoid=y-B2uHK8W3exuM5TM3m--Q&cbp=11,22.78,,0,4.49&z=17


Oct 24, 2012, 02:50 pm #1 Last Edit: Oct 25, 2012, 12:54 am by hb88banzai
Post from petewilson (moved from another Topic) --

Anyway here's an older Shannon Corner B&W Photo from the early 1950's

V32 Shannon Corner in New Malden (1950's).jpg


1956 at the earliest as there is an A35 in the picture


Oct 25, 2012, 01:12 am #3 Last Edit: Oct 25, 2012, 01:26 am by hb88banzai
A blowup for tired old eyes like mine --



Jun 09, 2015, 02:10 pm #4 Last Edit: Jun 09, 2015, 02:18 pm by hb88banzai
A clearer version of this photo, scanned by Tim Clayton (trc11), compressed a bit more to fit --


A blowup from his original --


Note that the original Met Box at this location was a Mark 1 timber Box, while the photo here shows an early-to-mid model Mark 3, so most likely some time around 1935-1936 the Mark 1 was replaced by the then current model.


Jan 22, 2017, 09:32 am #5 Last Edit: Jan 22, 2017, 09:33 am by petewilson
Another "new" photo of this box from around 1948....

V32 Shannon Corner, New Malden.jpg


Mar 05, 2017, 05:31 pm #6 Last Edit: Mar 05, 2017, 05:31 pm by petewilson
Here's another one of this beauty from February 1957.........

V32 Shannon Corner, New Malden (Feb1957).jpg


Mar 25, 2017, 02:51 pm #7 Last Edit: Mar 25, 2017, 02:51 pm by petewilson
And another taken on the same day in February 1957.....

V32 Shannon Corner, New Malden 2.jpg


Mar 30, 2017, 03:34 pm #8 Last Edit: Mar 30, 2017, 03:40 pm by hb88banzai
Great photos Pete!

Here are some blowups:

From circa 1949 --

V32 Shannon Corner, New Malden--c1949--Blowup.JPG

And the two from February 1957 --

V32 Shannon Corner, New Malden (Feb1957)--Blowup.JPG

V32 Shannon Corner, New Malden 2--blowup.JPG

And here's another, more complete version of a previously posted pic (circa early 1950s), this copy discovered by bfg1981 --


Blowup --