Monthly Archives: April 2010
As a 15-year-old, I was enormously impressed by bullfighting during my first visit to Spain. I attended bullfights on subsequent visits to the country over the next five years and bought bullfighting paraphernalia to take home and hang on the … Continue reading
The Mezquita today is a World Heritage site.
I just received a copy of Southwark Revisited by John D. Beasley. It has great photos (many are of Peckham and Camberwell as well as Bermondsey), plus very informative texts. One photo that caught my eye was of the health … Continue reading
Old schoolfriend Alan lent me some postcards he picked up during the school trips to Spain in the mid-60s. On my second trip, in 1966, we flew from Heathrow to Gibraltar. It was the first time I had flown; back … Continue reading
Today I received my copy of this book by Stephen Humphrey, full of wonderful old photos of Bermondsey and with some interesting background information as well. It can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk
I saw an interesting report on TV about an ancient graveyard near the Borough Market. It is a fascinating piece of local history and offers a revealing insight into the sexual hypocrisy of earlier times – prostitutes licensed to operate … Continue reading