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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

Commemorated atInformation

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

Creations Information

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

Dr. Nahum Sokolow

Dr. Nahum Sokolow

President of the world Zionist Organisation, statesman and author. Born in Russian Poland, Sokolow was a prolific writer and campaigner on behalf of the world Zionist movement. The city of Tel Avi...

Person, Politics & Administration, Religion, Israel/Palestine, Poland, Russia

1 memorial
Stephen and Matilda Tenants' Co-operative

Stephen and Matilda Tenants' Co-operative

The first ever local authority estate under tenants' control in Britain. Became a limited company on 30 September 1982. Waymarking gives the interesting history of this organisation.

Group, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke

Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke

Politician.  Born Nottinghamshire.  An albino, he suffered poor and deteriorating eyesight so emigrated to Australia  in 1841 in the hope of making a quick fortune before going blind.  There he est...

Person, Politics & Administration, Australia

1 memorial
John Gummer

John Gummer

Conservative MP, As Environment Secretary 1993-7, during which he, infamously, fed a beefburger to his daughter during the 'mad cow' epidemic. Born Cheshire. Created Baron Deben in 2010.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Polish Government in Exile

Polish Government in Exile

It was formed in the aftermath of the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 and continued through World War II and the subsequent annexation by the Soviet Union. Based in Paris and Angers until Fra...

Group, Politics & Administration, France, Poland

1 memorial