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Then and Now: Waterloo YMCA

20 Feb

This is the first in a new series of short posts showing scenes from Great War London with the same location today.

Then:

Waterloo YMCA hut next to St John's Church (c)IWM Q28744

Waterloo YMCA hut next to St John’s Church (c)IWM Q28744

Now:

The scene today (image from Google streetview)

The scene today (image from Google streetview)

The new building on the left (KCL’s James Clerk Maxwell building) is closer to the church than its predecessor was, and there are no longer public toilets under the road, but you can still clearly see where the YMCA building was.

In case you’re wondering what Iron Jelloids are, they are basically lozenge sweets used to counter an iron deficiency. According to a blog post about them ‘by April 1913 The British Journal of Nursing could write that “Iron Jelloids are now well-known as a neutral, palatable, non-constipating form of Iron Tonic.”‘

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Posted by on 20 February 2014 in Places, Then & Now

 

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