Articles tagged history

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London Bridge

London Bridge blends in with its city. Its appearance is unassuming, but it is this spot that has seen London’s history unfold more than anywhere else. This bridge was the only one over London’s River […]

It’s The Dog’s Life

When the Crown and Greyhound pub (aka ‘The Dog’) in Dulwich Village closed for refurbishment and hotel conversion in September 2014, it was expected to remain closed for 15 months. In April 2017, locals are […]

Blackfriars Bridge – a brief history

Today it is a common commuters footbridge because of Blackfriars Station. At its opening in 1769, Blackfriars Bridge became the fourth bridge built for crossing the Thames in the London area. Designed by Robert Mylne, […]

Divine Chocolate: Empowering Women Farmers

London’s history of trade – the foundation for its wealth – was often exploitative. Its benefits were enjoyed by mostly the wealthy elite. And at one point in history, chocolate was at the center of […]

Why does a butterfly represent Camberwell?

Why does a butterfly represent Camberwell, including at the entrances to Burgess Park and the shopping parade, Butterfly Walk? Until the 19th century most of Camberwell was open fields, the Camberwell Beauty was first seen in the locality in […]

Tower Bridge Trivia: everything you need to know about the famous bridge

The Tower Bridge is a world-famous bridge, thanks to the 2012 London Olympics, but few know its ins and outs. Here’s everything you need to know about the bridge: The bridge was built over a […]

Any 18th century shorthand experts out there?

Michael Baron, besides being a Dulwich resident and a bit of a poet, is also a history enthusiast and has a query that someone in Dulwich might be able to answer. The story begins with […]

Peckham’s clock tower is ticking again after over 20 years, thanks to local people

A stopped clock may tell the time twice a day – but now Peckham’s landmark clock tower at the former Jones & Higgins department store will be showing the right time all day round. Work […]

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