Wednesday, 6 August 2008

I remember when... was all fields around here. Apart from the mills, tanneries, gas works, wharfs, sewage works etc..

A fascinating insight into changing road names, land use, and particularly the revelation that there used to be a literary institute next to Deptford Station!

The map comes from Edward Stanford's 1862 map of London, which can be found online here. The idea was pinched from the Blackheath Bugle.

1 comment:

CarolineLD said...

Amazing how much it's changed! My flat seems to have been an engineering works...