Borough High Street

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:09 am

Blackman Street before it became Borough High Street c 1890.jpg
Blackman Street before it became Borough High Street c 1890.

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:29 am

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66-68 BOROUGH HIGH STREET

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:24 am

This view reinforces Borough High Street's status as a commercial and industrial centre and as an important transport artery.
Note the insurance office and the baler (or pockets) of hops, hop merchants being the distinctive trade along the high street.
Note also the dominance of Field & Son, Estate Agents.
This view looks south from an upper floor of the Town Hall Chambers at the junction with St. Margaret's Hill. c1926.
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Borough High Street c 1926

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:03 am

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Town Hall St Margarets Hill, Southwark.
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Borough High Street Plaque on Old Town Hall Building.
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Borough High Street, The Talbot Inn, Southwark
The Tabard(Talbot)
The old Tabard Inn was pulled down in 1875, though a modern building bears the name.
The Tabard was probably one of the earliest inns in this street of inns, for there is mention of it in 1306 when the Abbot of Hyde had lodgings adjoining. It is certainly the most famous of the Borough inns as the meeting place of Chaucer's Canterbury pilgrims. Henry Bailley, M.P. for Southwark in 1376 and 1379, was then host of the Tabard—Chaucer's inn was probably pulled down in 1629, for in 1635 the "Talbut" is said to be "a newe building of brick" erected on an old foundation about six years previously by William Garford, the landlord. After two rebuildings in the 17th century it is extremely unlikely that any of the mediaeval building survived.
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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:02 am

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Borough High Street. A different view.

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:26 pm

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Maypole Alley, Borough High Street
Maypole alley..jpg
Maypole alley, opposite Marshalsea Prison.
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BOROUGH 1799

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:48 am

The Star was situated at 256 Borough High Street (c 1908). This pub has now been demolished, with a block of flats now standing on the site.
The Star was situated at 256 Borough High Street c 1908  X.jpg
Photo: c.1908, Picture source: Stephen Olney.

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:02 am

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The Ship, 68 Borough High Street, near junction with Borough Road,2017

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:17 am

Borough High Street, W.H.Daniel, Cow Keeper, White Hart Yard, c.1910.jpg
Borough High Street, W.H.Daniel, Cow Keeper, White Hart Yard, c.1910
Borough High Street,White Hart Yard (2017) almost opposite Southwark Street..jpg
White Hart Yard (2017) almost opposite Southwark Street
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WHITE HART YARD 2017,looking towards Borough High Street

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Sat May 12, 2018 11:14 pm

Three of the clock faces were lit by gas. The church’s website states that the fourth clock face was not lit due to the cost, the story of the residents of Bermondsey, was more a story rather than a statement of fact. The unlit clock is above the main body of the church and so not easy to see from many angles, so I can understand that from a cost perspective, lighting the three fully visible clocks was more important than lighting the fourth – but again, I suspect we will never know the true story. You can see the dark clock in the picture above.
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Borough c1900, St George the Martyr Church..jpg
St George the Martyr Church,c1900.>>>>>>


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