Monthly Archives: September 2019

Vinegar Yard

Above: Looking down on the premises through the windows beside Platform 15 on London Bridge Station. One of the features of London is the number of new food markets that continue to spring up. Situated at Vinegar Yard, 72-82 St … Continue reading

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Searle’s Boatyard, Lambeth

Above: Plaque on the Albert Embankment marking the site of Searle’s Boatyard. On these premises, the Leander Club was founded. This may well be a name you have not heard of. It relates to the shore at Lambeth before the … Continue reading

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Hay’s Wharf Sailing Bill

Above: A sailing bill for Hay’s Wharf, dated 1798 (Click on image to enlarge to 1024×600). If you have visited Hay’s Galleria – which is on the north side of Tooley Street– then you will know where Hay’s Wharf originally … Continue reading

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Griffin’s Wharf Sailing Bill

Above: Sailing bill advertising services by ship from Griffin’s Wharf, Tooley Street (Click on image to enlarge to 800×980). Griffin’s Wharf no longer exists but it has an interesting story to be told in the form of the advert which … Continue reading

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Waggoners

Above: An old waggon standing outside the Georgian Waggon and Horses pub at Great Yeldham, in Essex. The waggon was in a very poor state. The back axle was rotting and had to be supported. The front wheels were missing. … Continue reading

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Camberwell Beauty, Camberwell New Road

Above: Mural on a bridge abutment beside Camberwell New Road. The butterfly, commonly called Camberwell Beauty, has been adopted as a sort of symbol of Camberwell. This is strange because it is not native to that part of London, in … Continue reading

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Van Gough House

Above: The house with the Blue Plaque on the wall in which Van Gough was a lodger. The house does not stand in a well-known road, so a brief description of where it is situated will be given. Connecting Kennington … Continue reading

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Brockley Coat-hanger in Coulgate Street

Above: The coat-hanger (and hanger-rail) painted on the wall of a house which is about 100 yards away from Brockley Station. Yes, you did read the heading correctly. It’s not an actual coat-hanger but one painted on the wall. Coulgate … Continue reading

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Ratcliffe

Above: An old street nameplate for one of the last streets in Ratcliffe to carry the name of the ancient hamlet. Ratcliffe was one of several hamlets beside the Thames in Tudor times. It was one of 21 Tower Hamlets … Continue reading

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Southwark Bridge New Lighting

Above: Southwark Bridge looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral. Extending along the length of the Thames where bridges cross the river in Inner London, the footpaths and roads alongside were once mainly dark areas – lit only by any available street … Continue reading

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