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Plough Pub, Clapham

“A Moment in Time” The picture shows a busy scene at Clapham, with the shops in the foreground and trees on Clapham Common in the background. The main road is at the point where Clapham High Street changes its name … Continue reading

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Clapham Common Underground Station

Above: Looking along the island platforms from the original (western) end. The underground station only has two platforms which form an island between the northbound and southbound tracks. There were three stations which had this layout. One was Angel Underground … Continue reading

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Windmill Inn, Clapham Common

Above: The Windmill Inn today. When compared with the painting below, it will be seen that the Georgian windows on the façade are remarkably similar. A mill and a house once stood on or near the site of today’s pub. … Continue reading

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Clapham Common Bandstand

The Victorians were very keen on social events and, having laid out many parks in London, they often provided a bandstand – particularly for musical entertainment on Sunday afternoons. In the case of Clapham, the bandstand was not erected inside … Continue reading

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St Paul, Rectory Grove, Clapham

Above: The west front of the present church of St Paul. The first parish church in the village of Clapham was the church of St Mary – at the northern end of Rectory Grove. It was first mentioned in 1232. … Continue reading

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Clapham Overview

Above: Shops and Georgian buildings above them which line one side of The Pavement which is beside Clapham Common. The great sprawling mass of densely built-up streets that forms Inner London today derived from a large number of villages, each … Continue reading

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Lambeth, London Borough of

Above: Outline map of the London Borough of Lambeth. GREEN dots show ancient villages – known to be in existence by Saxon or Norman times. YELLOW dots show other early villages which came into being after 1066. During the six-year … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 5)

Above: Map of the 28 Metropolitan Boroughs that made up London until 1965. In addition, there was the City of London (in PINK). The City of Westminster is shown in BEIGE. This year, as you can see from the outline … Continue reading

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