From beautiful eighteenth century houses to ugly concrete tower blocks Walworth Through Time welcomes you to explore the long and fruitful history of this area of South London, first mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086.
Once described as the 'Farm of Briton' by the Anglo-Saxons, the Walworth of today is a built-up sprawling urban area of shops, markets, churches, pubs, historic buildings and housing estates, with green spaces at a premium. It is also the birthplace of Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin and of Charles Babbage, who is acknowledged as the father of the modern computer and it's also home to a 1961 bronze by sculptor Henry Moore.
Using a mixture of photographs from personal archives, as well from the local history library, this book reveals a forever changing and welcoming area, where if you look carefully enough, you find forgotten gems and fascinating glimpses into its past.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 186, 102 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/10/2010
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9781445601632