Wentworth Street, Petticoat Lane, looking east, c.1900s. Old Castle Street is a turning off Wentworth Street on the right. See the article about the Old Castle Street Area for more information.

“Once, on this familiar spot of ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today, thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions, but now all gone…Yet they were once as real as we, and we shall tomorrow be shadows like them.” (G.M. Trevelyan)

This website contains an assortment of articles about local history.
Knowledge of local history depends on the work of many individuals, especially so-called ‘amateur’ historians. This website is intended as a contribution to that endeavour.
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Jill Waterson