Changing Times: Southwark Remembered by John D Beasley.
Southwark Remembered is a compilation of pictorial articles which have been contributed to the Friday edition of the South London Press since 1997 and are held at the Southwark Local Studies Library. This collection highlights the wealth of fascinating history which can be found in the borough.
The current London Borough of Southwark was established in 1965, and consists of many ancient civil parishes, evidence for which stretches as far back as the iron age. This area houses the famous Dulwich Picture Gallery, Guy’s Hospital, the Imperial War Museum, Tate Modern and the spectacular Tower Bridge which all bear testimony to the development of the borough over recent centuries.
Charles Dickens’ father was imprisoned in Marshalsea for debt and the famous author was himself a resident in this neighbourhood. Other local notables include the scientist Michael Faraday, the GP and MP Dr Alfred Salter and Lord Soper.
Illustrated with over 130 old photographs Southwark Remembered documents the changing face of the area over the past 150 years and will appeal to those who know or who have lived in the area. The variety of life to be found in this area is contained within this volume and recaptures the changes that have taken place in this most historic of London boroughs.
Paperback: 128 pages (130 illustrations)
Publisher: Tempus Publishing Ltd (31 Aug 2001)