Borough High Street

Yesterday & Today
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fosney
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Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:45 pm

Borough High Street (Yesterday & Today)

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Borough High Street from 1885


Picture of Borough High Street from 1885 which is full of detail of the area at
this time. On the left of the picture we see a Wheelwrights cart full of wheels
and in the middle of the road coming towards us a Horse Drawn Bus.
In the distance we can see the top of Southwark Cathedral which today has
been lost, a good view of the buildings that stood in this area at that time and
by the number of people about know doubt it was a busy shopping area.
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High Street






Picture of the same area today from Google Earth. We can see most of the old buildings have gone
and the view of the Cathedral is almost out of sight.

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:35 am

Borough High Street
The George Inn No. 77 (formerly 70)
The 17th century inn, built round a courtyard, only the south side now remains. This is of three storeys and attic with wood dormers in a tiled roof, the walls being partly of brick and partly timber-framed.
The western half has two ranges of galleries at the first and second floors, the lower one being supported on cantilever beams, and the upper one and roof with weather-boarded parapet, on wooden Doric columns which divide each gallery into six bays. Both galleries have a wood balustrade of turned balusters with moulded handrail. The wall behind the galleries is partly of brick and partly timber with pegged posts and flush face. It has windows overlooking the galleries, and openings at the eastern end giving access to the staircase. On the ground floor there is a range of windows on either side of the entrance.
The earliest known tenant (1748) was Malachi Blake, druggist, who subsequently moved to No. 119.


Old George Inn, Borough ,Southwark,1896.jpg
Old George Inn,Borough High St,Southwark,1896.
George Inn, Borough High Street, 2015..jpg
George Inn,Borough High St,2015.
THE GEORGE INN, BOROUGH HIGH STREET.jpg
Inside of THE GEORGE INN, BOROUGH HIGH STREET
Borough High Street 1948, Ingrid Bergman and Alfred Hitchcock at the George Inn..jpg
Borough High Street 1948, Ingrid Bergman and Alfred Hitchcock at the George Inn.
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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:39 am

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Borough High Street,1870. on the left Southwark St.

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:21 am

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Borough High Street.
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1908. 142-154 Borough High Street.

Repair of bomb damage at beginning of Borough High Street 1940 with guard outside the old police station the rear of which faced Queens Buildings in Stones End Street
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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:56 am

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Borough High St..jpg

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby kiwi » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:49 am

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Borough High Street, 1937,
BOROUGH CHURCH.jpg
St George the Martyr church,ON RIGHT IN 1937 PICTURE
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Borough High Street,1885.

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby crosby34 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:44 pm

One more photo, this time Borough High street just by the junction with Long lane and Marshalsea Road. Obviously post war due to the damage, and I think St Georges church is all that remains. Fosney can you do the usual?
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Same area today

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Re: Borough High Street

Postby crosby34 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:18 pm

Borough High St Looking towards London Bridge around 1941. A bit more demolition is going on at the moment!
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fosney
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Re: Borough High Street

Postby fosney » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:19 pm

Borough High Street Today Thanks crosby34 for the picture

Something old and something new - spot the difference
The bombed building has somewhat changed as has the traffic
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Re: Borough High Street

Postby crosby34 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:45 pm

Fosney, the new picture of Borough High Street has changed since it was taken. The building to the left of the railway bridge (above the bus) has gone. The Thameslink line needs the space, as has the corner building to the right of the bridge.


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