model; town plan model

Description:
This model was made to promote the Abercrombie Plan to Londoners. The plan was prepared during World War II as a blueprint for London's post-war reconstruction and future development. The model was commissioned by the London County Council and made by the Directorate of Camouflage, a wartime government unit. During 1943 it was displayed at both County Hall and the Royal Academy. It shows Bermondsey, as transformed by the plan's proposals. Most of the old street pattern has been swept away; the main railway line into London Bridge has been taken underground; the old haphazard mix of shops, housing and industry has been re-organised into orderly zones.
Production Date:
1943
ID no:
MoL_2001.119
Maker:
London County Council
Copyright:
© Museum of London

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