Monthly Archives: February 2015

Victoria Embankment Lions’ Heads

Above: A view of water lapping at the lions’ heads at the time of high tide during the afternoon of 11 September 2014. If you walk along the Victoria Embankment, take a look at the wall beside the river. You … Continue reading

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St Thomas the Apostle, Southwark

Above: The building today, on the north side of St Thomas Street. St Thomas’s Hospital was founded on land beside Borough High Street in the 13th century. By the 1800s the land on which it stood extended along the length … Continue reading

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Borough Market Pottery Finds

Above: Three bowls (left to right): (a) Tulip Bowl; (b) Marriage Bowl; and (c) Blue and White Bowl. The bowls were excavated in July 2010 from a site beside Borough Market, funded by Network Rail as part of its Thameslink … Continue reading

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Borough Market

Above: A view inside the market buildings probably in the 1920s. This is one of only a handful of pictures that exist from the early years of the 20th century. The present site of the market is at the junction … Continue reading

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Queenhithe Mosaic

Above: A small part of the mural, showing the reference to the establishing of the dock at Queenhithe with a picture of Alfred the Great below from the mural. On Tuesday 18 November 2014 the official unveiling of the Queenhithe … Continue reading

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Penge Library

Above: The new library sign near the Pawleyne Arms crossroads at Penge. A new public library has opened in Penge. It is in a converted building in Green Lane, less than 100 yards from the traffic lights at the Pawlene … Continue reading

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Ice on the Thames

Above: View from in front of the Tower of London, looking SE. The turret on the far right is part of Courage’s Brewery, in Bermondsey, now converted into luxury apartments. There are times, during the winter months in London, when … Continue reading

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Borough High Street and its Eastern Boundary

Above: Street map taken from Bartholomew’s Atlas of Greater London, printed in 1961. One of the complex subjects relating to the old Metropolitan Borough of Southwark is where its original eastern boundary with Bermondsey ran. Many parish boundaries just run down … Continue reading

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Bankend, Southwark

Above: View at Bankend looking north at Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Cannon Street Station. If you walk west from Southwark Cathedral, your route will pass St Mary Overy’s Dock (on your right) before you start walking along Clink Street. … Continue reading

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Roman Amphitheatre

Above: Artist’s impression of how the Roman Amphitheatre once looked. The land to the SE of the Guildhall was the site of Guildhall Art Gallery which was destroyed by bombing during the Second World War. After remaining empty of another … Continue reading

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