15th July 2022
Walworth, in the London borough of Southwark, was mentioned in the Domesday Book and, over the centuries, this former rural, agricultural area has been engulfed by the expansion and urban sprawl of the capital city. This part of London is constantly changing, particularly at the start of a new decade.
In Walworth Reflections, local authors Darren Lock and Mark Baxter have brought together a fascinating collection of old and new photographs that have been individually merged to show the surprisingly rapid changes in London SE17 through the decades. Readers can compare the old Walworth with the fast-emerging new, which is a melting pot of cultures and classes living cheek by jowl amid the regeneration of an often undervalued part of London. Each of the 180 images effectively contrasts the changes, and readers will see how streets, buildings, businesses and aspects of everyday life have altered within living memory. This superb visual chronicle of Walworth past and present will appeal to residents and everyone with connections to this area.