Philanthropic Society & Blind School, Bradshaw’s Hand Book, (No.90)

Bradshaw says ‘..Returning by the London Road we may notice at the end some workshops, that til recently formed part of the establishment of the Philanthropic Society, instituted in 1788 for the reformation of youthful offenders by religious and industrial training…’.

Blackfriars Bridge

Blackfriars Railway Bridge was designed in 1862-4 by Joseph Cubitt and F T Turner to carry the London , Chatham and Dover Railway across the Thames to the Metropolitan Railway at Farringdon. The bridge was dismantled in 1984, leaving the red … Continued

The Manor of Paris Gardens

I was intrigued by ‘Paris Gardens Manor’ and followed the route below, but then found another map by Patrick Sweeney, which suggests the boundary on the eastern side is along Great Suffolk Street and Holland Street to the river. And finally, after completing … Continued

Bradshaw’s Hand Book to London, The South, Guy’s Hospitals (no.81)

‘..Guy’s Hospital, founded by Thomas Guy, a benevolent bookseller in Lombard Street, who, by various successes in trade and speculation succeeded at last in amassing a considerably fortune..’. The hospital was built in 1721, behind St Thomas’ Hospital, and was for the … Continued

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