Tributes are being paid to the much adored Southwark historian, Stephen Humphrey, who passed away this week.
Stephen, who was born near Elephant and Castle in 1952, was well known for his impressive knowledge of local history, and worked for Southwark Council from January 1978 to June 2010 – being awarded the Freedom of the Borough in May 2012.
He wrote eight books on the area, including Elephant and Castle: A History, and Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Remembered.
Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, said: “Stephen was an esteemed, prolific and influential local historian who was very much respected and loved by his colleagues and the local communities he worked with.
“It was an honour to award his service to the council with the Freedom of the Borough in 2012 and I know he will be very much missed.”
A full obituary will be in next week’s Southwark News. If you would like to share a memory and pay tribute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org