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Wells Fargo, 33 King William Street

Above: A Wells Fargo coach on show in the window of the new premises. If you grew up in a house that had black and white television, you probably watched the many ‘cowboys and Indians’ films on ‘the box’. They … Continue reading

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St Mary at Hill (Church)

Above: Looking north at the western end of the church in Lovat Lane, which includes its tower. The title says ‘St Mary at Hill (Church)’ because there is also a street with exactly the same name that we will call ‘St … Continue reading

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Coal Exchange

Above: A picture made of the Coal Exchange in 1849, the year it was opened. Coal had been imported to London by sea since at least medieval times. As times moved on into the 19th century, it is hard to … Continue reading

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Monument in 1891

“London in 1891” This is an easy location to identify but the view today has also undergone drastic changes. The position of the artist, when he drew the picture was on the east corner of Gracechurch Street where it joins … Continue reading

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Billingsgate Dock

Above: A small part of a map of 1754 showing the position of Billingsgate Dock to London Bridge. In telling the history of this location, it might be best if we start with the name ‘Billingsgate’ before moving on to … Continue reading

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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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