Borough High Street

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:46 pm

I must agree with crosby34 that the "Today" pictures are slightly out of date but as we know changes are taking place by the day and are impossible to keep up with so we can only do our best.

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:35 pm

Borough High Street Junction with Southwark Street 1870

Back again to this area with an interesting picture

Picture taken outside what used to be the Southwark Council Office with the junction with Southwark Street, the motor vehicle has not yet arrived its only horse transport. One or two of the original buildings still remain in the picture although now they have been modernised.
What is the building in Southwark Street? Is it a cab drivers' resting office? and what of the "Obelisk" on the left hand side of the picture - in what seems to be the centre of the road.
Has anyone any information on what it was and was it preserved for posterity?
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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:41 pm

Borough High Street Aerial view 1920

Major Churches Marked
Red St Saviours Green St Olaves Blue St Georg
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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:07 pm

The Borough and Borough High Street
We stay in the area to explore the numerous inns that existed in the area, frequented by the clientele that the carriers brought to the area,whose coaches terminated at the south side of London Bridge.
Of all the Inns that existed only one remains - that being The George Inn at the Borough High Street.the only galleried inn now surviving, being a listed building under the care of the National Trust a favorite haunt of Charles Dickens.
One of the most historic was the Tabard Inn also known as the Talbot, demolished in the 19th century.We can trace its history back to Chaucer as a place where the Pilgrims met before their long journey to Canterbury, hence The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
The Queens Head was another link with history, in that it was once owned by John Harvard who was born in Southwark and left England for America because of religious persicutuon - he became the benefactor of Harvard University in the USA.
The White Hart was occupied by Jack Cade and his followers in the peasant upring of 1450 again like today the issue was higher tax
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White Hart Inn-The Borough
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Katherine Wheel
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Kings Head Borough High Street
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Queens Head-The Borough
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The George Inn Borough High Street. 1875
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George Inn Borough High Street 1890
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Tabard Inn-Borough



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The George Inn-Borough Today

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:44 am

Posted by rstupple



The Borough and Borough High Street
We stay in the area to explore the numerous inns that existed in the area, frequented by the clientele that the carriers brought to the area,whose coaches terminated at the south side of London Bridge.
Of all the Inns that existed only one remains - that being The George Inn at the Borough High Street.the only galleried inn now surviving, being a listed building under the care of the National Trust a favorite haunt of Charles Dickens.
One of the most historic was the Tabard Inn also known as the Talbot, demolished in the 19th century.We can trace its history back to Chaucer as a place where the Pilgrims met before their long journey to Canterbury, hence The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
The Queens Head was another link with history, in that it was once owned by John Harvard who was born in Southwark and left England for America because of religious persicutuon - he became the benefactor of Harvard University in the USA.
The White Hart was occupied by Jack Cade and his followers in the peasant upring of 1450 again like today the issue was higher taxes
1 George Inn 1875 2 George Inn 1890 3 George Inn Today 4 Tabard Inn 5 White Hart Inn
6 Queens Head 7 Kings Head 8 Katherine Wheel
other Inns were Three Tuns Inn Sun and Hare Inn Three Widows Inn The Bear Inn Boars Head Inn
Golden Crosses Inn White Lion Inn and many more

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Hi Joe interesting pics of the Inns in the Borough High street, while looking up my family history, I found my Great Grandfather was born in the Ship & Mermaid Inn In the Borough High street on the 7th January 1873. Interesting because is parents were married 19th August 1872.
Rick

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:32 am

Borough

The Borough Underground Station 1925 --- Today
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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:51 am

Borough High Street

Picture from the early 1930s in Borough High Street Looking towards St Georges Church from a position it would seem of the junction with Great Suffolk Street and Trinity Street. The other spire is that of Guys Hospital.
In todays picture it would seem that the buildings on the far left of the picture near to the Underground Station could still be intact
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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:44 pm

Posted by Jefyuaz

took this photo just to the left of the Borough Station, capturing what I thought might be a timbered Elizabethan Building. Well, of course, it would appear it is a facsimile inasmuch as looking at the two narrow buildings to the left of the "Borough Station Today" picture as previously posted became one building and the Trinity Pub took the place of the second.

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:47 pm

Posted by freddie


I took this photo just to the left of the Borough Station, capturing what I thought might be a timbered Elizabethan Building. Well, of course, it would appear it is a facsimile inasmuch as looking at the two narrow buildings to the left of the "Borough Station Today" picture as previously posted became one building and the Trinity Pub took the place of the second.

-jefyuaz


This was "The Hole in the Wall" pub in my time (the early 70's). I use to drive there, park right outside the front door. Have a drink while taking in the latest popular rock records like Black Sabbeth, Yes, etc. then drive and park outside the Capitol Chinese Restaurant in the Old Kent Road before home. Daren't drink/drive or park like that now!

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:03 am

MARSHALSEA PRISON, The prison occupied two locations in Southwark on what is now Borough High Street , the first 1373–1811, the second 1811–1842.
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First Marshalsea, 18th century.
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The prison, shown here in a 1799 map, is in Southwark, south of King Street, east of Borough High Street and north of Mermaid Court. It was closed in 1842.


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