Monthly Archives: April 2017

City from Crystal Palace

At this time of year, the trees in London start to become green once more and the cycle of nature tells us that ‘summer is just around the corner’. Much of London is completely flat. Its cross-section has been likened … Continue reading

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Plough Pub, Clapham

“A Moment in Time” The picture shows a busy scene at Clapham, with the shops in the foreground and trees on Clapham Common in the background. The main road is at the point where Clapham High Street changes its name … Continue reading

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George Inn, Borough High Street

The 23 April is a saint’s day in England – not just a saint’s day but St George’s Day – celebrating the patron saint of England. The pub name of ‘St George’ or ‘St George and the Dragon’ were once … Continue reading

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Clapham Common Underground Station

Above: Looking along the island platforms from the original (western) end. The underground station only has two platforms which form an island between the northbound and southbound tracks. There were three stations which had this layout. One was Angel Underground … Continue reading

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Windmill Inn, Clapham Common

Above: The Windmill Inn today. When compared with the painting below, it will be seen that the Georgian windows on the façade are remarkably similar. A mill and a house once stood on or near the site of today’s pub. … Continue reading

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Clapham Common Bandstand

The Victorians were very keen on social events and, having laid out many parks in London, they often provided a bandstand – particularly for musical entertainment on Sunday afternoons. In the case of Clapham, the bandstand was not erected inside … Continue reading

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St Paul, Rectory Grove, Clapham

Above: The west front of the present church of St Paul. The first parish church in the village of Clapham was the church of St Mary – at the northern end of Rectory Grove. It was first mentioned in 1232. … Continue reading

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