Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Southwark as an area: http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1284/
L&M footnote: "Southwark Fair, originally authorised to run from 7 to 9 September ... had like most fairs extended its duration and now lasted for 14 days."
Here's a later image of the fair from William Hogarthhttp://www.abcgallery.com/H/hogarth/hogarth12.html
More materials on Hogarth and Southwark Fairhttp://members.fortunecity.de/hogarth_scholar/s...
St.George The Martyr Church was (and is) on The Borough Street, south of London Bridge. According to the following site:
The church was situated at the end of the road with St.George’s Fields lying beyond.
The Rocque map reference is:
If you scroll to the lower right corner of the map section you will see St.George. Interestingly enough, there is another Axe Yard slightly further down on Borough.
A closer view of the St.George’s Bell Tower in the Hogarth painting can be found at:
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