Category Archives: /Sou-Southwark

Guildable Manor

Above: Outline map of the Guildable Manor in Southwark (Click on image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you are a regular reader of this Website, you will have been made aware that Inner London today is made up of the land … Continue reading

Posted in /Sou-Southwark | 1 Comment

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

Posted in /Sou-Southwark, Lon_Comment, Pers_Chaucer, Geoffrey | Leave a comment

Southwark and its Relationship with the City

When we say that the City of London lies on the north side of the Thames – meaning the northern end of London Bridge – and that Southwark is on the south side of the Thames – at the southern … Continue reading

Posted in /Sou-Southwark | Leave a comment

Southwark Bridge New Lighting

Above: Southwark Bridge looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral. Extending along the length of the Thames where bridges cross the river in Inner London, the footpaths and roads alongside were once mainly dark areas – lit only by any available street … Continue reading

Posted in /City-Vintry, /Sou-Southwark, /Thames, COMMON ITEMS | Leave a comment

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

Posted in /Sou-Southwark, Lon_Comment, Pers_Chaucer, Geoffrey | Leave a comment

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

Posted in /Sou-Southwark, Lon_Reminiscing, Subj_Hospitals | Leave a comment

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

Posted in /Sou-Southwark, Subj_Hospitals | Leave a comment

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

Posted in /Sou-Southwark, PERSONS | 8 Comments

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

Posted in /Sou-Bermondsey, /Sou-Camberwell, /Sou-Southwark | Leave a comment

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

Posted in /Sou-Southwark, Pers_Chaucer, Geoffrey | Leave a comment