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William Harris Search

William Harris was always a sticking point when it came to his birth. With the help of the good people of Rootchat, and the 1851, 1841, census’ I finally managed to track his parents down to being George and Harriett (formerly Collins). 294 more words

Harriot Collins

I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.

My Autobiography – Charlie Chaplin

Born #onthisday 1889, Chaplin’s childhood in Walworth, London was one of poverty and hardship. As his father was absent and his mother struggled financially, he was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine. 35 more words

Social History

SE17: A tramp down Walworth Road

SE17 is Walworth. Walworth is one of those parts of London that is quite hard to place as it has kind of slipped off the map. 3,014 more words

London Walks

Keeping It Local:

Some businesses and even some private homes have already been decked with fairy lights, trees and tinsel, but next weekend, the first in December marks the kick-off for festive fun and retail. 186 more words


Southwark’s Blue Plaque nominees 2017: The Kennington Theatre

Voting has opened for this year’s Southwark Heritage Association Blue Plaques scheme. There are seven worthy nominees, of which only one will get a plaque this year. 46 more words