Photo 9: The Rose

The Rose, then and now, dated grunge

Now Hand Car Wash, junction of George Street, Jude Street and the unsigned stub of Emily Street, Silvertown, London SE16

• Vici MacDonald on The Rose photo: “Silvertown Way, a long sliver of unkempt industrial works trapped between vast  ex-docks and the rivers Thames and Lea, once had an alien, forgotten feel. Then along came the DLR, and characterful decay was swept away by rootless identikit infill such as this temporary car wash – a poor substitute for The Rose’s faded glory.”

• See below for the map location, or visit the Formerly Google map here
• The full sonnet sequence is published in Formerly, available here
Map09 The Rose grunge