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Farley Hospital and All Saints Church

Examples of the philanthropy of one man returning to his village roots in the 17th century

William Blake the engraver’s apprentice

The site of the workshop of the engraver James Basire, to whom visionary artist William Blake was apprenticed, 1772-1779

Whoresnest: the story of the Bankside Stews

Until the C16th, the area next to the river in Lambeth was home to the so-called Bankside Stews, a collection of bathhouses that doubled as brothels.

Edward Thomas’s “Adlestrop”

An excerpt from a biography of the British poet Edward Thomas (1878-1917), who died in the Great War, this viewpoint introduces his most famous poem, Adlestrop, followed by the poem itself. Adlestrop is a village in Gloucestershire, England, which used to have its own railway station, depicted in the poem. The station has disappeared; the poem lives on.

Image credit: By Ben Brooksbank, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11355993