Category Archives: /Sou-Southwark

Thomas a Becket Pub

Above: View of the pub today. The present pub, built in 1898, stands on the site that was once beside the stream mentioned in the ‘Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer. It is closed at the time of writing and sadly, … Continue reading

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Evelina Hospital Memories

Above: An obviously posed picture, dated 1896, taken at Christmas time. The ward was decorated in a festive way for the children. ‘Reminiscing the Past’ The year 2019 sees the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the … Continue reading

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Evelina Hospital for Sick Children

Above: One of the few photographs ever taken of the exterior of the Evelina Hospital in Southwark Bridge Road. The photograph shows the main entrance in Quilp Street and the curved side of the hospital beside Southwark Bridge Road. The … Continue reading

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Golden, Grace

Above: Looking west above Bankside (probably while standing on Southwark Bridge). Drawn by Grace Golden in 1927. Detailed Description of the Image The scene in the drawing needs further explanation. Although we are now used to strolling along Bankside – … Continue reading

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Southwark, London Borough of

Above: Outline map showing the extent of the London Borough of Southwark. It was formed of the three Metropolitan Boroughs of Bermondsey, Camberwell and Southwark. The London Borough of Southwark was formed in 1965 by combining the Metropolitan Boroughs of … Continue reading

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Borough High Street Pilgrims

Above: The Georgian buildings of St Christopher’s Inn, Borough High Street, seen at night, along with its yard which is now used to provide extra space for drinkers at the pub. The mention of ‘Southwark’ and ‘pilgrims’ to anyone who … Continue reading

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Tabard Inn, Borough High Street, and the Pilgrims

Above: Looking across Borough High Street at dusk. The old yard of the ancient inn extends back from the roadway, just as it did when Geoffrey Chaucer knew it. As Easter approaches we turn our thoughts to the days of … Continue reading

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