Southwark Local History Resources?
May 16, 2014 10:12 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to write a sort of walking tour of the Southwark/Borough area in London (UK). I need help resources for information on buildings/history of the area and stories tied to that place or its people. Preferably things which are freely available online. More specific details inside.
posted by Erberus to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I need to come up with a list of interesting places in the Borough/Southwark area (the exact boundary hasn't been decided but I'll start near London Bridge).
For each place I want to come up with a short (couple of minutes) reading. This can either be a fiction excerpt, the history of the place/building or a personal story tied to it.
The experience I'm aiming for is something like The Rings of Saturn - stories and ideas which are triggered off the place but not necessarily tied to them. I would prefer something more personal or grander than "this building was built in x year." I also sort of prefer off the beaten track/hidden locations.
I don't intend to sink an infinite amount of time/resources into this so stuff which is freely available online would be great. Good pre-written walking tours might be a great start.