Category Archives: /Sou-Southwark

Skin Market Place, Bankside

Above: A photograph of the street name plate in 1980. By that time, the name plate itself was becoming a historic item. Because it only showed the postcode as ’SE’ the name plate probably dated from before 1920. The ‘Skin … Continue reading

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Bear Garden, Southwark

Above: A small part of Claes van Visscher’s Panorama of London (1616) showing the Bear Garden on Bankside. Bankside was the main entertainment district for London in Tudor times and this tradition carried on well beyond the death of Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Founders’ Arms Pub, Hopton Street

Above: The Founders’ Arms pub shortly after being opened. The pub has fine views across the Thames towards the City of London. In the 1960s, the western end of the street called Bankside was a very unused area, with old … Continue reading

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Bankside Power Station

Above: High view of the power station in the 1970s. Notice the old coal-jetty on the Thames which was by then no longer in use. There are plenty of people still around who call the building by its old name. … Continue reading

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Bankside – Quick Look Around

Above: Looking east (probably from Southwark Bridge) at part of the street called Bankside in about 1950. To the right of the pile of boxes in the distance is the entrance to the Anchor Tavern. Notice the steam engine on … Continue reading

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Old Thameside Inn, Clink Street

Above: Looking west at the entrance and open air beer terrace. The Thames is to the right. The pub is within the floodlit brick building. This is a riverside pub which, in spite of the name containing the word ‘Old’, … Continue reading

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Borough High Street Recollections – Part 2

Above: View looking north in Borough High Street from a point just north of Borough Underground Station. The tower of Southwark Cathedral is partly hidden by buildings standing on the island site. The tall office block, now called Tower 42, … Continue reading

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Borough High Street Recollections – Part 1

Above: View looking north in Borough High Street while standing on the pavement near the entrance to the George Inn. The HSBC bank stood on the island site. To the right is the old entrance to Borough Market. The old … Continue reading

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St George’s Cathedral

Above: Aerial view from Google Earth of the Cathedral. The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George, usually known as St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, South London and is the seat of … Continue reading

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Barge House Stairs

Above: The old street name plate on the old Dewhurst building (now better known as the OXO building), photographed in 1977. The building stands on the east side of the original alleyway that led to Barge House Stairs. On the … Continue reading

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