Monthly Archives: January 2015

Clink Prison

Above: Drawing of the prison in c1578 ‘In the Clink’ or ‘In Clink’ is a phrase known throughout the English-speaking world meaning ‘to be locked up in prison’. To many people it conjures up a grim overbearing prison, probably with overtones … Continue reading

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London Bridge Street

Above: Three buses all facing towards London Bridge Station. Trawling through some pictures on Flickr the other day, looking for something totally unrelated to the subject of this article, I came across the picture shown above. According to the bus … Continue reading

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Wall Plaques at Post Office Court

Above: A selection of decorated masonry on the wall at Post Office Court. Post Office Court is a narrow passageway running south from Lombard Street and linking with King William Street. On the west wall are some unusual pieces of … Continue reading

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Winchester House, Southwark

Above: The ‘Rose Window’, photographed from the eastern side of the wall with a clear blue sky behind it on 30 September 2011. Just a short distance west of Southwark Cathedral stood a large, extensive house and grounds used by the … Continue reading

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Christ Church, Broadway, Westminster

Above: Looking west, with Victoria Victoria Street on the left, at the junction with Broadway, where Christ Church Gardens can be seen. If you walk down Victoria Street, from Westminster Abbey, you will eventually come to a cross-roads with the … Continue reading

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Cross Bones Graveyard

Above: The old-fashioned Redcross Way name plate which dates from before 1965. If you know where Borough High Street is, you may also known that a road that runs parallel to it – on the western side. The street is … Continue reading

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Borough Market Viaduct

Above: This engraving appeared in the Illustrated News for 17 October 1863. The view looks west a sightseers who have come to gaze at the large iron bridge being constructed across Borough High Street. Notice the tower of Southwark Cathedral … Continue reading

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