Edward Walford 'Bermondsey: The abbey', Old and New London: Volume 6 (1878), pp. 117-133 wrote:The old-established house, known as "Simon the Tanner," is situated in Long Lane. The sign makes allusion, of course, to the tanner of Joppa, of whom we read in the Acts of the Apostles, as having St. Peter as his lodger. "The sign," says Mr. Larwood, "is supposed to be unique."
Lang Rabbie wrote:The earliest reference I can find online is 1823
James Hatts wrote:The earliest reference I can find online is 1823
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