HISTORY OFTEN STARTS WITH A FIND, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU START WITH AN URBAN MYTH ?
Waterloo Bridge has long been referred to colloquially as ‘the ladies’ bridge’, based on the rumour that women worked on its construction during the war. For years, it was only the riverboat guides on the tourist boats on the Thames who have kept the story alive. Official history had written this story out as historian Dr Christine Wall discovered after years of trawling through archives. Dr Wall and Karen Livesey of Concrete History, researched for years, making a documentary of their search, The Ladies' Bridge, which galvanized signicant interest in the story, leading finally, to the unearthing of essential evidence in 2015 which gave this story its rightful place in history.