Historical Archive

1935 – Bayswater Road, London Original top down hand Demolition

Above the original Syd (he is 5th from the left standing with cap in hand.) with “the lads” long before the advent of TV ads and edge protection this was obviously taken at break time, or Syd was auditing the demo works.

.1972 Griffin Street, Deptford, South East London.

Obviously the star of the shot is the Caterpillar – HLW451C, however the young lad in the tank top and 1970’s hair is none other than Gary Kemp, who after that went on ultimately to find fame with Spandau Ballet, before playing one of the Krays with brother Martin. ‘Hide and Seek’ was shot entirely around Griffin Road area, by the children’s film foundation in 1972. This resulted in Syd Bishops & Sons getting a credit at the end of the film

Radio 1’s Greg James re-enacts Miley Cyrus “Wrecking ball” Video. In our yard – 2013 for comic relief.
2009 – All Saints Church, Hartley
2009 – Waldens Depot, Orpington

Our Show winning 1975 981 Diamond T 6 x 4 Recovery and Towing Vehicle

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Demolition Thornbrook House

Hitachi 350LC going about its demolition business with ease Photo shot of the Hitachi Zaxis 350LC demolishing Thornbrook house on behalf of Tilia homes. Made short work of the demolition, ground slabs and foundation removals. Moved onto crushing with the aid of a Zaxis 290.


Correct weight was 1.38t Leesa had the closest guess to that. Thank you to all who participated.

Kent Construction expo

Our first time exhibiting at the Kent Construction Expo at the county show grounds Detling. Very successful event and really good to meet so many familiar faces and to make some new contacts. Very well staged event.

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87 Blackwall Lane

87 Blackwall Lane

Demolition, Asbestos R&D Survey, temporary works, remediation, contaminated soil removal, tarmac removal/disposal.