Monthly Archives: October 2017

Lower Thames Street

Above: Looking east along Lower Thames Street on a sunny morning, about 7.00 am in the morning. Billingsgate Market was still in use and the lorries were still being loaded with boxes of fish, on their way to local fishmongers. … Continue reading

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New Fresh Wharf

Above: Fresh Wharf is shown on the Agas map and labelled ‘Fresshe W’. The site of ‘Fresh Wharf’ goes back to at least the 1360s. Its name alluded to the fresh fish being landed on the quay in those early times. … Continue reading

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Monument, The

Above: The top of The Monument photographed in the 1990s. The Monument was erected in 1671 to commemorate the Great Fire of London of 1666. The site of The Monument is on the east side of Fish Street Hill which, … Continue reading

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Bawley Boats on the Thames

Above: The weather vane on a building near the southern end of the street called St Mary at Hill. High up on a building which is almost opposite the old Billingsgate Market, in Lower Thames Street, is an interesting weather … Continue reading

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Southwark Cathedral Industrial Harvest Service

Above: Apprentices holding the goods from the factory where they worked being handed over and then placed on the altar of Southwark Cathedral. “Reminiscing the Past” If you can remember back to your schooldays – particularly at Primary School – … Continue reading

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Gracechurch Street Parish Markers (01)

Above: A pair of parish markers high up on the wall of two adjoining office blocks on the east side of the Gracechurch Street – one of them having the address of No 51. Parish markers are a subject that few people … Continue reading

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Gracechurch Street

Above: View of Gracechurch Street looking north. The crossroads – of Lombard Street (on the left) and Fenchurch Street (on the right) is near the bottom of the picture. Gracechurch Street was once quite an important street. We need to … Continue reading

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