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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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Cecil Douglas Woodward, CBE, Deputy

Cecil Douglas Woodward, CBE, Deputy

Commoner on the City Lands & Bridge House Estates Committee, 1994.

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

Politician. Born Dublin to a land-owning politician. Entered government in 1798, first in Ireland, and then from 1801 in Westminster. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1812 - 22. 1821 became  ...

Person, Politics & Administration, Tragedy, Ireland

1 memorial
Thomas Godfrey Baynes

Thomas Godfrey Baynes

Clerk to Bexley Urban District Council. Thomas Godfrey Baynes was born on 15 August 1865 in Milton, Kent. He was the second of the six children of Thomas Clarke Baynes (1836-1903) and Elizabeth Su...

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Inner London Education Authority

Inner London Education Authority

When LCC was replaced with the GLC the body responsible for education became ILEA.  Disliked by Thatcher, ILEA survived a number of attempts to abolish it but succumbed in 1990.  Thereafter the loc...

Group, Education, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Alfred Lafone

Alfred Lafone

Politician.  Born Liverpool.   Moved to Bermondsey and became a leather merchant.  Chairman of the Commissioners of the 1890 Bermondsey Library. MP for Bermondsey 1886 -1892 and 1895 -1900.  Died ...

Person, Politics & Administration

1 memorial