Did you see the 'Now & Then' comparison I posted last month, showing the George Inn on Borough High Street? Well, I've found the most gorgeous photo of it taken by William Strudwick all the way back in 1862. It really is an absolute cracker from 158 years ago 馃槏

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In reply to @StuartHumphryes
I found a similar photo in a 1972 copy of @NatGeoMag. Horses delivering beer #SE1 pic.twitter.com/99UM2whFeR
 
"Mr Tip...goes into the George and writes a letter, and he gives it to me and says, 'Take that one to the same place, and if the answer's a good 'un I'll give you a shilling.'" LD i XXII
 
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And still a fine establishment to this day. I heard they used to have one of the earliest clocks and people used to pay a penny to check what the time was. pic.twitter.com/ZSABzsfJaT
 
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Can鈥檛 be many places that look so similar 150 years on .
 
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The plant pots along the balcony are just such a personal touch. It is so easy to think of Victorian London as sepia like the photos.
 
I just love old pictures of London and this one's a cracker
 
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Due to the long exposure you can see that the guy with the white shirt has moved from the doorway to outside.
 
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Still a good boozer
 
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Thanks , really enjoy seeing your posts.
 
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That is brilliant. Many thanks 馃憤馃嚡馃嚜馃槑
 
In reply to @StuartHumphryes
Flirted with a lovely physiotherapist at a table outside the George Inn.
 
Sure, but where are the picnic tables and patio heaters?
 
Incredibly evocative photo. 1862.
 
This is a wonderful picture, full of evocation and the place is so clean!
 
 
 
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I love the "Now and Then" , but this is superb.
 
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Oh wow, that is so clear! Thank you for sharing!
 
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I love the flowers along both balconies. They must have brightened up the courtyard. Nice touch
 
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It is a cracker. So clean and tidy too, and those pots of flowers..
 
 
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That is stunning Stuart. I love all the flower pots on the balcony rails - it must have looked so beautiful
 
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What a great photo!
 
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This really is a wonderful image. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Wonderful photo. People and windows looked grubby yet someone put plant pots on the balconies... 馃挄
 
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That really is a cracker, everything else has been said
 
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Brilliant. Still a cracking pub even now.
 
 
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Beautiful building
 
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enjoy this. Have a look at this account btw, cracking photos
 
 
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Fab photo. I think I must have missed the now one.
 
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Like looking into a time portal 馃槷
 
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So clear a picture & incredible that the buildings are mostly unchanged. So interesting to see the fashion of the day of ordinary people
 
 
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The small boy in me would have found those potted plants on the railing mischievously appealing!
 
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That window above the alleyway that leans forward, oh my word!!
 
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Love the hipsters stood in the doorway! (I had a bag stolen there about a dozen years ago so I have bad memories of the place.)
 
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Beautiful; thank you for posting this!
 
 
 
Superb photograph, stunning detail. Will somebody invent a time machine so I can have a pint and a chat here? I went in 2016 but the place was all in colour then!
 
Yeah but it didn鈥檛 have Heeltap & Bumper opposite then, so really, was the past all that?
 
If this is a genuine photo it鈥檚 unbelievable
 
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And still there in all it鈥檚 glory. Wonderful photo to unearth - thanks
 
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Looks like a coffin in the back of the wagon? Loving the flower pots
 
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Wow! That is stunning, thanks for sharing.
 
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Could do with some double yellow lines and bollards...
 
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Wow ... i just LOVE old pics 馃憤
 
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There are bells next to the 1st balcony with flower pots, and a cord going to that balcony. Wonder why they wanted to ring them?
 
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Oh my word. That is an incredible shot, when you consider how old the photograph actually is!
 
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Did this used to be called the Talbot?
 
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is this where we鈥檝e drank before for Charlton ?
 
 
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Fantastic! Glad it's still going too
 
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Cool. Any record of what came before the corporate monstrosity that shares the same courtyard?
 
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The carefully tended flowers in pots along the balcony railings shows how much folks needed to bring a bit of the countryside into the gritty heart of the city. The overcrowding and filth must have been unbearable.
 
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I love that there were and still are so many windows.
 
 
Look at all those potted plants waiting to be pushed off the balcony onto someone鈥檚 head. What a fantastic photo.
 
 
We used a similar shot in our SE1 Review magazine a while back! Great photo, and an amazing history.

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