Southwark History Library

My visit is nearly over and I have had no time to return to SHL, where there are thousands of fascinating photos and illustrations of the neighborhood. I visited  Southwark Council website today and they have posted a few old photos in their eMuseum. If they ever have the time and money to scan the entire collection, it will be a fantastic resource.

The following photos caught my eye as they are of places I was very familiar with during my childhood.

The Trocadero cinema at the Elephant & Castle (1963). Many a Saturday morning was spent there enjoying the noisy children’s matinee.


This photo was taken from a bit farther away.


East St.  market (1957)


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