Category Archives: /Southwark

London Bridge in 1891

“London in 1891” This view of London Bridge looks towards the City of London from a point beside the edge of the pavement on the west side of the bridge. Whether the artist sat at the southern end of the … Continue reading

Posted in /Bril, /Common, /Southwark | 2 Comments

Southwark Cathedral Industrial Harvest Service

Above: Apprentices holding the goods from the factory where they worked being handed over and then placed on the altar of Southwark Cathedral. “Reminiscing the Past” If you can remember back to your schooldays – particularly at Primary School – … Continue reading

Posted in /Southwark | 3 Comments

London Bridge – Three Stone Bridges

Above: Looking at the east side of London Bridge (with the City end on the right). The model of the bridge represents some time after 1550. The structure on the large pier shows the original chapel after it had been … Continue reading

Posted in /Bril, /Common, /Southwark, /Thames | Leave a comment

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

Posted in /Southwark | 4 Comments

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

Posted in /Southwark | 1 Comment

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

Posted in /Southwark | 1 Comment

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

Posted in /Lambeth, /Southwark | 2 Comments