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Layers of London is a map-based history website. See free historic maps of London and add stories, memories and histories. Particularly see the local Along the Rainbow collection.
Brilliant site for finding high quality images of historic maps. Hover over the search results on the right to see if the map covers the are area you’re interested in
A project creating street histories for the areas of London and surrounding counties lying inside the M25. Comprehensive range of maps and photos
Search London Metropolitan Archives historical image collections
Put it on the Map – Aylesbury redevelopment site making connections with Walworth/SE17’s past
Kelly’s London Suburban Driectory, 1901 – details of all the businesses and well-to-do people in the area. Search by street name, if known (omit St. or Rd. or it will find thousands!). Works best in Firefox
Showing the bombs which fell on the park area during the London Blitz, 1940/1
Blog covering the whole of London – this page contains info on the wharves at the western end of the park, based on map information
Some fine views of the park and people, circa 1984
Southwark Council film made after the reopening of the park in 2012, following the £6m rejuvenation
Southwark News page on Burgess Park, but also many other local history articles
Excellent site for all things London. Check out how other London parks got their names
Grand Surrey Canal
London’s Lost Rivers – website and book, which both have a section on the Canal. Look out for Paul Tallinger’s very popular guided walk of the canal route
Derelict London – sister site to the above – amazing images of industrial decay (not specific to Burgess Park)
Excellent site with loads or information and images on the history of the canal
London Canals – 15 pages covering the route, with photos on the Grand Surrey Canal
Museum of London Surrey Canal Project (also mentioned in our blog here)
Interesting Greenwich blog with pictures, about the remains of the canal from the docks to Camberwell and Peckham
London Canal Museum – has an interesting section on Ice Wells mentioned on our page and a small note on the Grand Surrey Canal. Well worth a visit!