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Southwark Council

The London Borough of Southwark was created as an amalgamation of the Metropolitan Boroughs of Southwark, Camberwell and Bermondsey.
Southwark council annually invites proposals for new plaques from which a short list of nominations is produced. The winners are voted for by 'The People'. Whatever you think of that idea we hope you approve, as we do, the variety of plaque styles used by Southwark. Looking back Southwark probably regret it and would have preferred a 'house style' but we enjoy the diversity.

Londonist brought Southwark's historical maps to our attention. Irresistible to mapophiles.

2018: Southwark News wrote "The Blue Plaque scheme, run by the ‘News’ and Southwark Heritage in association with Southwark Council, commenced in 2002 and by September 2008 40 plaques had already been erected in the borough, with Sir Henry’s being the first to be put up on the Old Kent Road."

2019: Southwark News explains the origins of Southwark's blue plaques.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Southwark Council

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Gatehouse Square, Southwark

The sculpture is titled "Great Oaks from Little Acorns".  From PMSA:"... hold...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
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Abbey Street Bridge

Bermondsey Abbey Street Bridge Designed by Colonel George Thomas Landmann, Ro...

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Ada Salter Garden - tree

The inscription's date of birth for Ada contradicts that of reputable sources...

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Albin funeral directors

F. A. Albin & Sons, family run funeral directors, proudly caring for the ...

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All Saints Cemetery Nunhead

All Saints Cemetery Nunhead, established by the London Cemetery Company, July...

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Anne Shelton

Anne Shelton, 1928 - 1994, popular singer and the World War II "Forces' Favou...

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Other Subjects

Edgar A Bowring

Edgar A Bowring

There is much of interest in this man's life. Born the son of a career diplomat who served for a time as Governor of Hong Kong, his mother was poisoned with arsenic whilst in Hong Kong and died in ...

Person, Poetry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
John Cain

John Cain

41st Premier of the Australian State of Victoria 1982 - 90.  Not to be confused with his father of the same name who was the 34th Premier in the 1950s. Our picture source gives details of his life...

Person, Politics & Administration, Australia

1 memorial
Chartists

Chartists

Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain, which took its name from the People's Charter of 1838. It began among skilled workers in small shops, and handloom workers in ...

Group, Politics & Administration

2 memorials
Brandreth Gibbs

Brandreth Gibbs

On the Executive Committee for the 1851 Great Exhibition Memorial.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Sir Christopher Chataway

Sir Christopher Chataway

Athlete, politician and broadcaster. Born in Chelsea. He was one of the pacemakers when Roger Bannister ran the mile in under four minutes, and was the first BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1...

Person, Politics & Administration, Sport / Games, TV & Radio

1 memorial