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Cool indeed. What on earth was a chill room, something medical/bathing?
For medical or health benefits in Deptford there were the slipper and steam baths off what was Loving Edwards Lane. These were demolished with funding from Deptford City Challenge along with the delightful little library building adjacent to the baths. In fact Chill Rooms were an essential part of the Metropolitan Foreign Cattle Market , basically re-fridgeration units for the meat.