Category Archives: /Sou-Bermondsey

St Olave’s Grammar School – Classroom Painting

“Reminiscing the Past” For my secondary education, I attended St Olave’s Grammar School. The full name of the school was ‘St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School’ because two schools were combined in Victorian times to form a new foundation. … Continue reading

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Low Line, Southwark

Above: Railway arches supporting London Bridge Station stand on the north side of St Thomas Street. This is a relatively new name in London. It is not the name of a place but rather of a concept which is associated … Continue reading

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Rotherhithe when the Thames was Frozen

Above: The Thames frozen at Rotherhithe, 1789. Living in a city like London, it is very unlikely ever to see the River Thames frozen. Other places around the world experience a frozen river every year. In centuries gone by, the … 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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Great Maze Pond

Above: The street name relating to so much history in the area. If you live or work in Central London or even if you just use it for pleasure trips – like visiting a restaurant or going to the theatre … Continue reading

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Maze, The Manor of the

Above: Map of the land around Tooley Street, showing the approximate boundaries of the manors related to the Manor of the Maze (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). ‘The Manor of the Maze’ is really quite an intriguing name. … Continue reading

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Vinegar Yard

Above: Looking down on the premises through the windows beside Platform 15 on London Bridge Station. One of the features of London is the number of new food markets that continue to spring up. Situated at Vinegar Yard, 72-82 St … Continue reading

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Hay’s Wharf Sailing Bill

Above: A sailing bill for Hay’s Wharf, dated 1798 (Click on image to enlarge to 1024×600). If you have visited Hay’s Galleria – which is on the north side of Tooley Street– then you will know where Hay’s Wharf originally … Continue reading

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Griffin’s Wharf Sailing Bill

Above: Sailing bill advertising services by ship from Griffin’s Wharf, Tooley Street (Click on image to enlarge to 800×980). Griffin’s Wharf no longer exists but it has an interesting story to be told in the form of the advert which … Continue reading

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Gibbon’s Rents

Above: Exotic plants brightening up an otherwise drab footpath. Inner London has an amazingly diverse collection of street names. Having said that, there are plenty of very unusual street names in many other parts of England. In the town of … Continue reading

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