Monthly Archives: June 2016

Effra, River (Background Page)

Above: Mouth of the River Effra shown on Stanford’s map of 1878. The ‘Lost Rivers’ of London is a very large and interesting subject. If you have never considered it before then this article will describe just one of them … Continue reading

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Lambeth, London Borough of

Above: Outline map of the London Borough of Lambeth. GREEN dots show ancient villages – known to be in existence by Saxon or Norman times. YELLOW dots show other early villages which came into being after 1066. Its now time … Continue reading

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Peacock Inn, Islington

Above: A painting titled ‘North Country Mails at the Peacock’ by James Pollard, painted in 1823. The History of the Inn The Peacock Inn was one of three large inns along the west side of Islington High Street. On the … Continue reading

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Smithfield in Victorian Times

Above: Looking south while standing in the middle of Smithfield. “London in 1891” ‘Oh yes, I know where that is. Its Smithfield – but where are all the cars?’ You probably said something like that when you first looked at … Continue reading

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Hay Barges on the Thames

Above: View of St Paul’s Cathedral with a hay barge in the foreground. At one time in London (when we were younger than we are now) there were many small petrol stations to be found, making filling up the car … Continue reading

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St Paul’s from Islington

Above: View looking south along St John Street from the western side of Islington High Street. The zoom view in the RED rectangle is shown below. The short road called Islington High Street (which extends north as Upper Street) is … Continue reading

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Deal Porters (Public Art)

Above: View of the Deal Porters seen from the west side of Canada Water. The large shopping precinct and car park called Surrey Quays was laid out on land that was partly the old quays of the Surrey Docks and … Continue reading

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Angel Underground Station

Above: View of the wide southbound platform at Angel Underground Station. Angel Underground Station was originally built by the City & South London Railway (C&SLR) and opened on 17 November 1901. It served as a terminus until the line was … Continue reading

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Islington Turnpike Gate

Above: View looking north at the turnpike gate. With the vast area of Smithfield given over to animal pens for the daily cattle market, a common sight on roads into London was one or more drovers with many animals being … Continue reading

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London Bridge – A Medieval Stone

Above: The stone tablet on show in the Museum of London which came from the old medieval London Bridge. The first stone London Bridge was built between 1176 and 1209. It lasted for over 600 years and was not taken … Continue reading

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