Wednesday, 2 June 2010

St Dunstan's Wharf

This marvellous facade in Narrow Street is a reminder that along with the hard work, poverty and grimness, there was also pride and prosperity in Docklands. The plaque mixes decorative flora with a reference to the building's namesake. Dunstan, Bishop of London and Archbishop of Canterbury in the 10th century, lived for some time in a tiny hermit's cell in Glastonbury. There, he was allegedly tempted by the devil and responded by pinching his nose with iron tongs.

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