Darwin Street homes of the William John Lyons family

From 1830 map. Darwin Street was "Pitt Street" on this map (centre left)

Darwin Street

They lived at 10 Darwin Street, and later 21 Darwin Street. Today the area has been gentrified

Hannah Sullivan, William's mother-in-law, also lived first at number 10 - on same floor ar George & Maud Marion White - and then at number 21.

Elizabeth & Jack Allen, she Elizabeth Lyons 1891, youngest sister of William, also lived in 2 rooms of number 21 on the first floor, from 1918 -or before? - until 1924.

Back in 1898 Charles Booth ( an English philanthropist and social researcher, most famed for his work on documenting working class life in London at the end of the 19th century- one of the most comprehensive social studies of London which has ever been undertaken) Recorded Darwin Street on his map (top right on the map). He appears to have it down as "Fairly comfortable . Good Ordinary earnings." His original notebook shows

"Darwin Street.... workers in Bermondsey: respectable: men came home for dinner: wives seldom work:.. "

Darwin Street in 2007 is very neat and tidy

Stephen Lyons, born 1827

Timothy Lyons, born 1852

William John Lyons, born 1880

Lyons family homes