Laying the Foundation Stone of the New Blackfriars Bridge
The Times reported that a procession for the event passed through the City to New Bridge Street preceded by a luncheon at the Guildhall which included members of the Bridge House Estates Committee. The foundation stone was laid on the Surrey side of the river. In the evening the Lord Mayor held a banquet at the Mansion House to celebrate the event and entertain the Court of Common Council.Owden became Lord Mayor of London in 1877.
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