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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:
Southwark Council

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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

Alf Partridge

Alf Partridge

Poplar councillor imprisoned during the 1921 rates protest.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Erected by East Germany to isolate West Berlin (run by the US, the UK and France) from East Berlin and the rest of the surrounding East Germany (under control of the Soviet Union). It effectively i...

Building, Politics & Administration, Germany

2 memorials
Caroline F. Gordon, Ph.D

Caroline F. Gordon, Ph.D

Member of the Joint Co-ordinating Committee in 1982 for opening Tower Bridge to the public.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

Formed in 1984 by Mark Ashton and his friend Mike Jackson, this group was only wound down in 2015. The London group used the bookshop Gay's the Word as their HQ. The largest fund-raising event was ...

Group, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Sir Follett Holt, KBE

Sir Follett Holt, KBE

Railway engineer, very influential in Argentina where he was Chairman of many railway companies. Excelled at polo as a young man.  First Chairman of the Tower Hill Improvement Trust. Our picture co...

Person, Engineering, Politics & Administration, Argentina

1 memorial