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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

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian revolutionary and the ruler of the Soviet Union 1927-53. He served as both General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–52) and Cha...

Person, Politics & Administration, Russia

1 memorial
John Fox Burgoyne

John Fox Burgoyne

Born London, illegitimate son of General John Burgoyne. Served in Ireland as civil administrator, fought in the Crimean War. Died 5 Pembridge Square.

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration, Crimea, Ireland

1 memorial
Sir Francis Crossley

Sir Francis Crossley

Carpet manufacturer, politician and philanthropist. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire. He worked at his father's massive carpet factory before entering parliament in 1852. He erected twenty-one almshouses...

Person, Commerce, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Public Record Office

Public Record Office

Known as ‘The Strong Box of the Empire’, the Public Record Office was created as a repository for parliamentary records after the 1834 fire which destroyed much of the Palace of Westminster, where ...

Group, Museums / Libraries, Politics & Administration

1 memorial