Other people's blogging - New Cross Gate evolution

New Cross Gate 1865
A couple of other local sites to let you know about / crib stuff from. Firstly, "New Cross / Often Cross", which has collected historical photos showing the evolution of New Cross Gate from 1840 to a grey day in 2015. Author Chris writes:

The 'gate' in New Cross Gate comes from the toll gate which established in 1819 to take the fees for those travelling into Central London at this junction. The area was previously known as Hatcham until two rail companies opened identically-named stations - New Cross - nearby, one of which eventually became New Cross Gate, a name which was adopted by the wider area.

For the full article, click here.