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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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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 – 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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Spur Inn, Borough High Street, Becomes an Inn Once More

Above: The entrance yard off the east side of Borough High Street that was once the site of the old Spur Inn. The east side Borough High Street is an area where the layout of the buildings is under strict … Continue reading

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George Inn, Borough High Street, Pub Sign

The 23 April is a saint’s day in England – not any saint’s day but St George’s Day – celebrating the patron saint of England. The pub name of ‘St George’ or ‘St George and the Dragon’ were once even … Continue reading

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Spur Inn, Borough High Street, Archaeological Finds

Above: The two sides of a seal found on the site. The images are copyright. Although some of the buildings standing beside Borough High Street look rather shabby, many of them are now within a zone of protected buildings. For … Continue reading

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George Inn, Borough High Street – Royal Mail Coach

Above: A replica Royal Mail coach, drawn by four horses, leaving the George Inn. On Saturday 18 June 2016 a horse-drawn replica mail coach visited the George Inn, Borough High Street, as part of the 500th-anniversary celebrations to mark the … Continue reading

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Tabard Inn, Borough High Street, with Chaucer

Above: A reduced size image of a small part of the ‘Canterbury Tales’. A larger version of all the original text of the ‘Prologue’ can be seen on the British Library Website. Image copyright British Library. Although Chaucer’s text is … Continue reading

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SE District Sorting Office

Above: The building remains in Borough High Street but it is no longer the main Post Office anymore. “Reminiscing the Past” In the decades following the Second World War, posting a letter was what everybody did all the time. If … Continue reading

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Borough High Street – Long View

Above: View of the City from Borough High Street, taken on 12 March 2015. I don’t know how you observe London. We are all different and therefore our perceptions are also going to vary. Having lived in London all my … Continue reading

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