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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

Anne Winifrede O'Reilly

Anne Winifrede O'Reilly

Schoolteacher. Headteacher at Peckham Emergency Central School, 1940 - 46, and the first head at Walworth's first comprehensive school, 1947 - 55, when she retired.   Founding member of the All En...

Person, Education, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Spencer Perceval

Spencer Perceval

Prime Minister - and the only one, so far, to have been assassinated. Born Audley Square (now a car park). Appointed by George III as PM in 1809. Shot in the lobby of the House of Commons, at about...

Person, Politics & Administration, Tragedy

3 memorials
Sir Christopher Benson

Sir Christopher Benson

Serial Chairman. Chair of the Soho Housing Association in 1990. In view of the number of companies and groups that he's run, we're pretty sure we've got the right man.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Major John Cartwright

Major John Cartwright

Political reformer.  Born Nottinghamshire. 

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Gregory de Rokesley

Gregory de Rokesley

Eight times Mayor of London, 1274 - 1281 and 1285.

Person, Lord Mayor, Politics & Administration

1 memorial