3–5 Bishopsgate, EC3

HOP83

Photos from Gustav Milne and Nick Bateman
Captions - Ian Blair

 

HOP83It is probably the fact that as archaeologists we spent so much time excavating in dark, dank basements, that we invariably sought out the high ground (and daylight!) during our break times – in this case the roof of 3-5 Bishopsgate.
Pictured from left to right are: Val Horsman, Chrissie Milne, Pete Cardiff,
Simon O'Connor-Thompson and Ian Blair. Photo: Gustav

 Bishopsgate HOP83Left to right: Simon, Chrissie, Pete, Gustav, Ian.  Photo: Nick


Chrissie and Gustav Photo: NickChrissie and Gustav. Photo: Nick

Photo of Gustav with ?Photo of Gustav with Pete. Photo: Nick

Peter Cardiff and ChrissiePete and Chrissie. Photo: Nick

View of building exteriorThe exterior of the former Royal Bank of Scotland London office in Bishopsgate – built in 1877. Photo: Gustav

 

 

Closer view of building exteriorThe exterior of the former Royal Bank of Scotland London office in Bishopsgate – built in 1877. Photo: Gustav

 

 

Entrance to siteAbandon hope all ye who enter here! ’ :The portal into Hell: It was not surprising, given the former bank status of 3-5 Bishopsgate as the first London branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, that the excavation was undertaken in the existing bank vaults beneath the building. Photo: Gustav

 

 

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