|BC022D||London Bridges, on our Coventry Cathedral cover, unsigned||£30.00||Buy Now|
|BC022A||London Bridges, unsigned||£35.00||Limited Availability|
|BC022E||London Bridges with our alternative Tower Bridge postmark, unsigned||£35.00||Limited Availability|
|BC022B||London Bridges signed by 'Carry On' star and 'Eastender' Barbara Windsor||£45.00||Buy Now|
|BC022H||London Bridges signed by 'Eastender' Wendy Richard||£50.00||Limited Availability|
|BC022G||London Bridges, signed by Ronnie Barker||£125.00||Limited Availability|
|BC022F||London Bridges, signed by Barbara Windsor, Ronnie Barker & Ronnie Corbett||£200.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 10/09/2002
Issue Name: London Bridges
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This classic cover pays homage to London Bridges. You'll find the history of London Bridge itself on the reverse. Postmarked at London SE1, this all-time favourite has some incredible signed editions, especially for fans of EastEnders.
Albert Square's own Pauline Fowler (Wendy Richard MBE) and Peggy Mitchell (Dame Barbara Windsor) both signed a limited number to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children's Charity. It is also available signed by Ronnie Barker OBE and Ronnie Corbett CBE.
The first London Bridge was built by Romans sometime after AD43 and some of its wooden remains have been uncovered on the north side of the river. During its life the wooden structure was renewed several times, and it was probably to this earliest bridge that the nursery rhyme 'London Bridge is falling down' refers. Indeed, at one time, one of these structures was washed away by a flood, and another was torn down by invading Vikings, led by Olaf the Norseman in 1014. The wooden structure was eventually replaced with a stone bridge started in 1176 and featured twenty arches and stone piers with a drawbridge. This took thirty years to complete and houses and shops were incorporated to help pay for the upkeep of the bridge.
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Dame Barbara Windsor, DBE is an English actress, known for her appearances in the Carry On films and for playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.
Wendy Richard, MBE was an English actress best known for playing the roles of Miss Shirley Brahms on Are You Being Served? and Pauline Fowler on EastEnders, the latter for nearly 22 years.
Ronald William George Barker, OBE was an English actor, comedian and writer. He was known for roles in British comedy television series such as Porridge, The Two Ronnies, and Open All Hours. Barker began acting in repertory theatre and decided he was best suited to comic roles.
Ronald Balfour Corbett, CBE was a Scottish stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and broadcaster, best known for his long association with Ronnie Barker in the BBC television comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies.