Building    From 1307  To 1873

Tabard Inn

Set up by an abbot from Winchester to give his brethren somewhere to stay in London and to provide accomodation to pilgrims on their way to Canterbury, in particular Chaucer's pilgrims, who set off from here in April 1386.

Destroyed by a major fire in 1669, rebuilt as the Talbot which became a well-known coaching inn. The railways took its trade away and it was converted to storage before being demolished. 

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Tabard Inn

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Chaucer's Tabard Inn

Unveiled by Terry Jones of the Pythons.

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Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society

Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society

The society's website doesn't specify when it came into existence. It contains a number of 'journals', the oldest of which is dated 1980, so maybe it dates from then.

Group, Community / Clubs, History

1 memorial
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Founded by the parents of Stephen Lawrence to ensure that future generations of young people would enjoy the opportunities that were denied to him.

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Israel Renson

Israel Renson

The National Archives describe Renson as 'chemist and local historian" and give four paragraphs of his life story. In brief: of Russian descent, born in Scarborough Street E1, but in 1910 the famil...

Person, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Pickwick Bicycle Club

Pickwick Bicycle Club

The oldest surviving cycling club in the world was founded at Downs Hotel, during the craze for the newly evolving bicycle, just 2 weeks after Charles Dickens died. The founding members honoured hi...

Group, Community / Clubs, Sport / Games

1 memorial