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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Peter Boat and Doublet, Fish Street Hill

Above: The large wooden sign, about 36 inches (91 cm) high, on view in a display case. The sign is either made of dark wood or painted in a dark colour and depicts St Peter drawing a net full of … Continue reading

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Fish Street Hill

Above: The lower half of a painting by the artist William Marlow in 1795, looking south towards The Monument (far left) and St Magnus the Martyr (in the distance with its overhanging clock). The busy scene contains stage-coaches and carts. … Continue reading

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St Magnus the Martyr

Above: A small part of the Rhinebeck Panorama, 1806-07, showing the tall tower of St Magnus – probably taller than it should be – to the left of the northern end of old London Bridge. In the bottom left corner … Continue reading

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London Bridge – Three Stone Bridges

Above: Looking at the east side of a model London Bridge (with the City end on the right). The model of the bridge represents some time after 1550. The structure on the large pier shows the original chapel after it … Continue reading

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