Category Archives: /Southwark

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 rules … Continue reading

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George Inn, Borough High Street

The 23 April is a saint’s day in England – not just a 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 … Continue reading

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Borough High Street, Nos 127-143

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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Southwark Iron Foundries

Above: Square metal plate, with a side of about 12 inches, with the location ‘Bankside, SE1’. It would have been manufactured after 1920 because, before that date, it would just have been inscribed ‘Bankside, SE’. Standing on a station platform … Continue reading

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Royal Mail Stage Coach at the George Inn

Above: A replica Royal Mail coach, drawn by four horses, leaving the George Inn. On Saturday 18 June 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

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. Text copyright British Library. Although Chaucer’s text is … Continue reading

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Bridge Foot in 1616

Above: A very small part of the panorama of 1616 showing the roadway leading to the southern end of London Bridge. There are many prints of London and quite a few of them are panoramas but the print of Bridge … Continue reading

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