Walworth History Books
FamLoc displays details of Walworth history books and provides the facility for buying them online
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“Described by the Anglo-Saxons as the ‘Farm of Briton’, the architecture of the Walworth now ranges from impressive eighteenth-century houses to more recent concrete tower blocks. Today, the area is built-up, urban and dotted with housing estates, markets, shops and pubs; little is left of the green space that used to exist here. From Boundary Lane to Old Kent Road and beyond, Walworth History Tour takes a journey through this district, where you will discover the past of this ever-changing part of the capital.”
– Walworth History Tour
“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.”
– Walworth Through Time
We also include maps because they are a valuable source for making sense of the location and street names. Of particular interest are the Godfrey Edition maps, which are printed at a large scale, have street names included, and have the bonus of extracts from directories on the reverse, showing the names and proprietors of shops, doctors, etc.
We at FamLoc are very much interested in republishing out-of-print and new Walworth history books and making them available to a new generation. Your suggestions are welcome.