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Tower Bridge from Westow Hill

Above: Tower Bridge and the Tower of London seen from Westow Hill. Inner London has been likened to a saucer because there are hills to be found but, compared to the size of the land, they only rise by a … Continue reading

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St Mary Axe (Street)

Above: The current street nameplate. If you are wondering why the title shows the word ‘Street’ in brackets, it is because there is a street called ‘St Mary Axe’ which was so-named because there was a church standing in the … Continue reading

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London Bridge Chapel

Above: A Victorian drawing showing the chapel standing beside the roadway on the east side of the bridge. Notice the two entrance doorways leading from the roadway.  The first London Bridge built of stone was begun in 1176 and took … Continue reading

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Deptford Creek

Above: Part of John Rocque’s map of 1746 showing Deptford Creek. Deptford Bridge is shown with an arrow. North of the bridge is shown the words ‘Tide Mill’ and south of the bridge is shown ‘Water Mill’. For those who … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge and a Thames Sailing Barge

Above: View of Tower Bridge from Rotherhithe. It is not that rare to see a Thames sailing barge passing by on the river but the sight is always grand and to see such a vessel with Tower Bridge or some … Continue reading

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Oranges and Lemons

Above: The tower and church of St Clement, Eastcheap, seen from the eastern end of today’s Cannon Street and looking north at the church which is ‘tucked into’ Clement’s Lane. You may remember the nursery rhyme that goes . . … Continue reading

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Victoria Park Parish Boundaries

Above: The three parish markers to be seen in Victoria Park. When Victoria Park was laid out, the only boundaries to the land were those of the parishes. Metropolitan Borough boundaries were created later. The park, therefore, was created as … Continue reading

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