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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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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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Rosa May Billinghurst

Rosa May Billinghurst

Suffragette. Born in Lewisham. As a child, she survived poliomyelitis and had to use crutches or a tricycle, modified as a wheelchair. She was active in the women's suffrage movement and founded th...

Person, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration

2 memorials
Councillor T. F. H. French

Councillor T. F. H. French

Member of Housing Committee, Diss Street 1922. Aldermen and on the Bethnal Green Baths Committee in 1926. Councillor and on the Bethnal Green Baths Committee in 1926.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Arthur H. Valentine

Arthur H. Valentine

Committee chairman in Bow in 1900. Our colleague Andrew Behan has researched this man: Initially (ha) we thought the middle initial on the plaque read 'R' but since that name lead nowhere Andrew ...

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Roman basilica and forum

Roman basilica and forum

The archaeological remains of these Roman administrative buildings extend under Leadenhall Market and were uncovered during excavations in 1986. The brick pier in our photo is in the basement of 90...

Building, Politics & Administration, Romans

1 memorial
Frederick T. Baker

Frederick T. Baker

Overseer of St Marys Rotherhithe in 1886.

Person, Politics & Administration

2 memorials