B is for Baldwin’s
Before the creation of the Heygate Estate the thriving retail community inOne sign promoting a cure-all, reads: “The invalid’s friend.
Road continued right up to the railway bridge.
Older folks will remember that Baldwin’s stood on the corner of Elephant Road.
When it moved to its present location the wooden shelves and drawers lined with
jars full of herbs and spices, the weighing scales, and all the quaint hand
painted signage endorsing weird and wonderful concoctions came with it.
George Baldwin opened the doors to London’s longest running herbalists almost 170 years ago providing natural remedies to life’s ailments with his oils, ointments and herbs. The modern revamp and a mail order side brought the store into the 21st century, attracting even more visitors from far and wide.
No.77 Walworth Road, the junction with Elephant Road.