Monthly Archives: March 2015

Chaucer Pilgrims Mural

Above: The panel showing characters from the ‘Canterbury Tales’. It is one of the panels from the long mural beside Old Kent Road. We don’t know the exact year that Geoffrey Chaucer wrote his famous work – the ‘Canterbury Tales’. It … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 4)

Above: Outline map of Inner London showing the areas being studied during this academic year. For this academic year, we are concentrating on four old Metropolitan Boroughs – Southwark, Camberwell, Deptford and Lewisham. The Metropolitan Boroughs of Southwark, Bermondsey and … Continue reading

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Lesnes Woods

Above: One of the many banks of wild daffodils to be seen at Lesnes Woods. This article is an opportunity to say that spring is showing plenty of signs of having arrived and that it is therefore time to go … Continue reading

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Dulwich Bus Shelter

Above: The smart hardwood seating at the bus stop beside one of the entrances to Dulwich Park.  The shelter is opposite the Dulwich Picture Gallery. For those who use buses, you are probably familiar with a bus stop. Some bus … Continue reading

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Kentish Drovers Tavern, Old Kent Road

The Old Kent Road is nothing much to look at. In fact, it has been like that for at least 200 hundred years, maybe more. Nevertheless, there are one or two ‘little gems’ (speaking in terms of history) that are … Continue reading

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Topping’s Wharf

Above: The old shot tower (on the far left of the picture) seen above the neighbouring buildings at the western end of Tooley Street. This is part of a very large print by the celebrated illustrator George Scharf (Elder) made … Continue reading

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White Hart Inn, Bishopsgate

Above: A view of the pub in 1999 with the cream-coloured facade, just north of St Botolph without Bishopsgate. To the right of the red ‘Colorama’ sign is the old entrance  to the yard of the inn. In 2014 I … Continue reading

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Findlater’s Corner

Above: View taken recently of the original shop, with the clock above it, which continues as a wine shop, now run by Oddbins. With work continuing to construct a new bridge and viaduct for two more railway lines, running through … Continue reading

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Chamber’s Wharf

Above: Chamber’s Wharf as it looked in the 1960s. While looking through some pdf documents, which I had found on the Internet, I came across a one made by someone who had scanned an old copy of the Bermondsey Borough … Continue reading

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Mary Boast Walk, Camberwell

Above: Name plate photographed with the spire of St Giles, Camberwell, in the background, a church that she knew well. Mary was a regular church-goer but she attended the church of St John, Goose Green. Mary Joyce Boast (1921-2010) was … Continue reading

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