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FEBRUARY
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2013

Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English Wealhworth, meaning 'farm'. It is located 2 miles south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle.

The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.

St. Peter's Church, Walworth's altar
St. Peter's Church, Walworth, built circa 1825, is an excellent example of the neo-classical style of church built by Sir John Soane. It is an indication of the wealth of the middle-class merchants who then lived in the vicinity that they could afford an architect of such prominence. Charles Upfold was born at Walworth Common and baptised at St. Peters. The church is home to the Monkey Park - which was once home to a menagerie kept by a past Reverend of the Church, but is now a garden.

Walworth is also home to the Pullens buildings - a mixture of Victorian live/work spaces and yards. Many of the flats are 1 bedroom, and some of the flats still connect to the Workshops of any of the three yards (Illife Yard, Peacock Yard and one other). They all share communal roof terraces with extensive views over to the West End.
Walworth also used to have a Zoo, in Royal Surrey Gardens, which was visited by Queen Victoria.

East Street market is a major street market.


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Bruce McTavish   
Added: 11 Mar 2021 11:37 GMT   

Kennington Road
Lambeth North station was opened as Kennington Road and then Westminster Bridge Road before settling on its final name. It has a wonderful Leslie Green design.

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Johna216   
Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

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Johnshort   
Added: 7 Oct 2017 21:07 GMT   

Hurley Road, SE11
There were stables in the road mid way - also Danny reading had a coal delivery lorry.

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Comment
   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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Born here
sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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rnorman345@aol.com   
Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Comment
   
Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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THE STREETS OF WALWORTH
Albany Mews, SE17 A street within the SE5 postcode
Albany Road, SE5 Albany Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Albridge Street, SE17 Albridge Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Aldbridge Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Alder Path, SE17 Alder Path lies in Elephant and Castle.
Alsace Road, SE17 Alsace Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Alvey Street, SE17 Alvey Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Arnside Street, SE17 Arnside Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Ashenden House, SE17 Residential block
Asolando Drive, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Aylesbury Road, SE17 Aylesbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Bagshot Street, SE5 Bagshot Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Balfour Street, SE17 Balfour Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Barham House, SE17 Residential block
Barlow Street, SE17 Barlow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Baytree Mews, SE1 A street within the SE17 postcode
Beaconsfield Road, SE5 Beaconsfield Road is part of the Aylesbury Estate.
Beckway Street, SE17 Beckway Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Blackwood Apartments, SE17 Blackwood Apartments lie on the corner of Balfour Street and Victory Place.
Blackwood Avenue, SE17 Blackwood Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Blackwood Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Bodley Way, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Boundary Lane, SE5 Boundary Lane is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Boyson Road, SE17 Boyson Road is a location in London.
Boyson Road, SE5 Boyson Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Bradenham Close, SE17 Bradenham Close is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Brandon Street, SE17 Brandon Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Brettell Street, SE17 Brettell Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Bricklayers Arms Flyover, SE1 Bricklayers Arms Flyover is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bronti Close, SE17 Bronti Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Browning Street, SE17 Browning Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Burton Grove, SE17 Burton Grove is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Cadiz Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Camberwell Road, SE17 Camberwell Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Carter Place, SE17 Carter Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Castle Industrial Estate, SE17 Castle Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Catesby Street, SE17 Catesby Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Charleston Street, SE17 Charleston Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Chatham Street, SE17 Chatham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Colworth Grove, SE17 Colworth Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Comus Place, SE17 Comus Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Congreve Street, SE17 Congreve Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Cotham Street, SE17 Cotham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Crail Row, SE17 Crail Row is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Crosslet Street, SE17 Crosslet Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Dartford Street, SE17 Dartford Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Darwin Street, SE17 Darwin Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Date Street, SE17 Date Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Dawes House, SE17 Residential block
Dawes Street, SE17 James Arthur Dawes was the first Mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark.
Dean’s Buildings, SE17 Dean’s Buildings is a road in the SE17 postcode area
East Street, SE17 East Street, famous for its market, is likely to have been the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin, although no birth certificate exists.
Elba Place, SE17 Elba Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Elsted Street, SE17 Elsted Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Empress Street, SE17 Empress Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Ethel Street, SE17 Ethel Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Exon Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Fielding Street, SE17 Fielding Street runs west from Walworth Road.
Flint Street, SE17 Flint Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Flinton Street, SE17 Flinton Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Freemantle Street, SE17 Freemantle Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Gateway, SE17 Gateway is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Hadlow House, SE17 Residential block
Halpin Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Hemp Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Henshaw Street, SE17 Henshaw Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Heygate Street, SE17 Heygate Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Hillery Close, SE17 Hillery Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Hopwood Road, SE17 Hopwood Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Horsley Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Huntsman Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Inville Road, SE17 Inville Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Ivychurch Lane, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
John Crane Street, SE5 A street within the SE17 postcode
John Maurice Close, SE17 John Maurice Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Kennedy Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Kiebs Way, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
King & Queen Street, SE17 King & Queen Street is a location in London.
King and Queen Street, SE17 King and Queen Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
King Queen Street, SE17 King Queen Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Kinglake Estate, SE1 A street within the SE17 postcode
Kinglake Street, SE17 Kinglake Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Larcom Street, SE17 Larcom Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Laugan Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Liverpool Grove, SE17 Liverpool Grove was an idea of the Eccleciastical Commissioners of England.
Lytham Street, SE17 Lytham Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Macleod Street, SE17 Macleod Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Madron Street, SE17 Madron Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Mansfield Point, SE17 Mansfield Point is a location in London.
Marnock House, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Martara Mews, SE17 Martara Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Mason Close, SE1 Mason Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Mason Street, SE1 Mason Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Mason Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Massinger Street, SE17 Massinger Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Merrow Street, SE17 Merrow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Merrow Walk, SE17 Merrow Walk is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Michael Faraday House, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Mina Road, SE1 Mina Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Minnow Walk, SE17 Minnow Walk is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Missenden, SE17 Missenden is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Morecambe Street, SE17 Morecambe Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Munton Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
New Paragon Walk, SE17 New Paragon Walk is a location in London.
Nicholson House, SE17 Nicholson House was built as one of the first blocks of the Browning Estate.
Northchurch, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Occupation Road, SE17 Occupation Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Orb Street, SE17 Orb Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Peabody Estate, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Phelp Street, SE17 Phelp Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Phelps Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Pilton Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Portland Street, SE17 Portland Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Preston Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Queens Row, SE17 Queens Row is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Red Lion Close, SE17 Red Lion Close is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Red Lion Row, SE17 A street within the SE5 postcode
Robert Dashwood Way, SE17 Robert Dashwood Way is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Rodney Place, SE17 Rodney Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Rodney Road, SE17 Rodney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Roland Way, SE17 Roland Way is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Rutherford Heights, SE17 Rutherford Heights is a location in London.
Salisbury Close, SE17 Salisbury Close is a location in London.
Saltwood Grove, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Sayer Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Searles Road, SE17 Searles Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sedan Way, SE17 Sedan Way is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Smyrk’s Road, SE17 Smyrk’s Road lies off Bagshot Street.
Sondes Street, SE17 Sondes Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Southey House, SE17 Southey House is a block on the Browning Estate.
St Mary Newington Close, SE17 St Mary Newington Close is a retirement development of 42 flats.
Stanford Place, SE17 Stanford Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Stead Street, SE17 Stead Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Strathcona House, SE17 Residential block
Surrey Grove, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Surrey Square, SE17 Surrey Square was built in 1793-4 by Michael Searles.
Surrey Terrace, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Sutherland Square, SE17 Sutherland Square is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Sutherland Walk, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Taplow, SE17 Taplow is a block in Walworth.
Tatum Street, SE17 Tatum Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
The Chaplin Centre, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Thurlow Street, SE17 Thurlow Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Thurlow Walk, SE17 Thurlow Walk is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Tisdall Place, SE17 Tisdall Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Townley Street, SE17 Townley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Townsend Street, SE17 Townsend Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Trafalgar House, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Trafalgar Street, SE17 Trafalgar Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Turquand Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Tyler Court, SE17 Tyler Court is a location in London.
Upnor Way, SE17 Upnor Way is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Victory Place, SE17 Victory Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Villa Street, SE17 Villa Street has been in existence since the turn of the nineteenth century.
Wadding Street, SE17 Wadding Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Walcorde Avenue, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Walworth Place, SE17 Walworth Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Walworth Road, SE17 Walworth Road runs from the Elephant and Castle towards Camberwell.
Walworth Square, SE17 Walworth Square is a location in London.
Wansey Street, SE17 Wansey Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Wendover, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Westmoreland Road, SE17 Westmoreland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Wingrave, SE17 Wingrave is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Wooler Street, SE17 Wooler Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Worth Grove, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode

THE PUBS OF WALWORTH
Bittacy Hill Park This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Huntsman & hound This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Red lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Southwark cyprus turkish association This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Crown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The gladstone This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The good intent public house This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The hour glass This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The tankard This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Unknown as yet The Swan stood at 84 Old Kent Road.




LOCAL PHOTOS
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Amelia Street
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Wild’s Rents, SE1 (1930s)
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Villa Street Walworth c.1907.
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Demolition of the Heygate Estate and the construction of Elephant Central, May 2014. The Heygate Estate had been completed in 1974. The estate was used extensively as a filming location, due in part to its brutalist architecture.
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Amelia Street
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East Street, Walworth is likely to have been the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin, although no birth certificate exists. It could therefore also have been the inspiration for his similarly named 1917 seminal short film Easy Street, a suggestion made as early as 1928 in the film ’The Life Story of Charlie Chaplin’ by Harry B. Parkinson. The famous trousers and boots of Chaplin’s trademark tramp costume may have been inspired by the every-day clothes Chaplin saw worn in what he called East Lane market. East Street Market also features in the title sequence to the television programme Only Fools and Horses.
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Walworth Road (1930) This view looks north along the Walworth Road towards the ornate Elephant and Castle public house. Most of the buildings here were demolished as part of the London County Council redevelopment between 1958 and 1965.
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Postcard depicting Walworth Road and "The King’s First Visit To South London May 1911". The king in question was George V
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Harrison House on the Browning Estate, Walworth (1974)
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Villa Street Walworth c.1907.
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