Category Archives: Lon_Comment

Greenwich Wharves in the 1960s

Above: Map of the riverfront at Greenwich, showing the approximate position of some of the well-known wharves. At the time of writing, most of them have already changed beyond recognition (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you like … Continue reading

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Grace, W G, in Sydenham

William Gilbert ‘WG’ Grace, (1848–1915) was an English amateur cricketer who was important in the development of the sport and is widely considered to be one of its greatest-ever players. His profession was as a doctor. He qualified as a … Continue reading

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Jews in London

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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Chelsea Overview

Above: Some of the large houses in Cheyne Walk. The land we know as Chelsea today started life as a manor. The manor house was beside the Thames and, at times, it enjoyed royal patronage. As was usual in early … Continue reading

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Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of

Above: An outline map of the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (outlined in RED). The old pre-1965 boundary between the two metropolitan boroughs is shown (coloured YELLOW). The London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea came into being in 1965, … Continue reading

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Tabard Inn, Borough High Street – Meet the Pilgrims

Above: Drawing titled ‘The Yard of the Tabard Inn on the Morning of the 17th of April, 1387’ (Click image to enlarge to 1024×770). The Pilgrims setting off for a pilgrimage from the Tabard Inn, Borough High Street, is an … Continue reading

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Metropolitan London (Year 3)

Having completed a brief look at part of the City of Westminster, we shall now take a look at two of the Inner London Boroughs. This year we consider the London Borough of Camden and then the Royal Borough of … Continue reading

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Westminster (Year 3)

Above: A map showing the City of Westminster (in PINK with a RED boundary). At the top of the map are the boundaries of the old Metropolitan Boroughs of Paddington and St Marylebone. Encompassed by a YELLOW line is the … Continue reading

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City of London (Year 3)

Above: Outline of the City of London (PINK). Each area of study is highlighted. The Bishopsgate area of study (ORANGE) consists of the Ward of Bishopsgate, the Ward of Lime Street and the eastern part of Langbourn. Cornhill area of … Continue reading

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Lee – Quick Look Around

Above: Mural under the railway bridge near Lee Station. So, where is Lee and where is its centre? Although it appears to be a simple question, it is not that easy to be precise about the answer. If the question … Continue reading

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