Monthly Archives: August 2020

Roman Wall (Background Page)

Above: Google map showing the modern City of London Boundary (RED). The overlay (PURPLE) shows the approximate line of the Roman Wall with the 11 gates named (YELLOW). A few other landmarks are also labelled (Click on image to enlarge … Continue reading

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St Luke’s Court, Tooley Street

Above: Wide-angle view from the north side of Tooley Street of the development which looks like a series of badly stacked boxes. Tooley Street is mainly lined with Victorian buildings. There are a few new developments but they are in … Continue reading

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Vauxhall Hot-Air Balloon Mural

Above: The brightly coloured mural beside the railway viaduct at Vauxhall Station. If you know Vauxhall – because you use the railway station or because you use the buses at the enormous bus station – you probably have a fairly … Continue reading

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Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race

Above: The large sign outside the Doggett’s Coat and Badge pub. It stands next to Blackfriars Bridge. The pub has no connection with the race other than the race passes it on the Thames, on the way to the end-point … Continue reading

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Guildable Manor

Above: Outline map of the Guildable Manor in Southwark (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you are a regular reader of this Website, you will have been made aware that Inner London today is made up of the land … Continue reading

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Milestone, Denmark Hill

Above: Recently revealed milestone on Denmark Hill. In case you are not familiar with SE London, probably the most helpful thing to say first is that Denmark Hill is in Camberwell with its lower end starting at Camberwell Green. Denmark … Continue reading

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Saxons in London (Background Page)

Above: The Essex Coat of Arms on a footbridge crossing a road in Colchester. The coat of arms shows three seaxes. The Saxons were a Germanic tribe that originally occupied the region which today is the North Sea coast of … Continue reading

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Vikings in London (Background Page)

Above: Viking art on a grave marker which is now on show in the Museum of London. Nearly everyone has heard the term ‘Viking’. Descriptions like ‘marauding invader’, ‘Viking longships’, ‘plunderers’ and many others are almost standard comments when anyone … Continue reading

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Jews in London (Background Page)

Above: A City plaque recording the site of a synagogue in Old Jewry, in the City of London. Britain – and London in particular – has been receiving settlers from around the world for centuries. If we start with the … Continue reading

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Progress on Metropolitan London Blogs

Above: A outline map showing the Metropolitan Boroughs (apart from Paddington, St Marylebone and Westminster which are all part of the City of Westminster today). The final part of the progress report is to look at the old Metropolitan Boroughs … Continue reading

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