St. Anne’s, Limehouse

We walked through the churchyard of St. Anne, nostalgically peering through the fence into the back of our old garden. I have photographed it so many times that there is little to add, except the memory of Tony Snowdon photographing John Piper there in 1963, when he was preparing the print of his Retrospect of Churches, published by the Curwen Press the following year:-

The pyramid tomb in the churchyard, inscribed on its south face ‘The Wisdom of Solomon’, whose origin and purpose (and meaning) has never been satisfactorily identified:-

And the back of the builder’s yard, now being developed, next door to the churchyard:-


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