Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sunday Afternoon on Camberwell Green

Above: A hand-coloured postcard of Camberwell Green. (Kindly lent by Derek Barrett). Above: Detail from another card which was obviously printed from the same negative. The view of Camberwell Green is taken from a postcard which, from the look of … Continue reading

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Blackfriars Road Station

Above: The old station entrance on the east side of Blackfriars Road, with the large lettering on the wall. Blackfriars Road Station was a short-lived serving the South Eastern Railway (SER) line, between Charing Cross and London Bridge. Started by … Continue reading

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Lewisham Bridge Mill

Above: John Rocque’s small scale map of 1746 showing Lewisham Bridge Mill which is labelled ‘Corn Mill’ (circled in YELLOW). It is just south of the roadway shown as ‘Lome Pit Hole’ which has become Loam Pit Vale. The Glass … Continue reading

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Thankfull Sturdee in Deptford

Above: A photograph by Sturdee, taken about 1895, of the Deptford end of Mill Lane (now called Brookmill Road). Above: Today’s view of Brookmill Road, taken from Google maps. Thankfull Sturdee was the name of a photographer who is well … Continue reading

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Sir John Evelyn’s Charity

Above: Evelyn Street provides a reminder of the one-time local resident John Evelyn. “Reminiscing the Past” The long straight road called Evelyn Street will always be a reminder of the courtier and diarist who lived for much of his life … Continue reading

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Waterloo Memorial on Waterloo Station

Above: The whole memorial on Waterloo Station. Its rather like a piece of information that nobody explains but everybody seems to know – Waterloo Station was named after the Battle of Waterloo. In fact its a little more complicated than … Continue reading

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Battle of Waterloo on the Shoreditch Art Wall

Above: Artwork on the ‘Shoreditch Art Wall’ on the south side of Great Eastern Street. On the left is a representation of the Waterloo medal, issued to British troops who took part in the battle. This year we celebrate the … Continue reading

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New Cross and Telegraph Hill

Above: A wide angle view looking west with New Cross Road (curving round towards the right) and Queen’s Road (at the bottom left) forming a fork in the road. The attractive building with brown coloured paint along the ground floor … Continue reading

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Chapel House Street

Above: Street nameplate which is about 80 years old. Tucked away on the Isle of Dogs is a small street with a long name – Chapel House Street. With a name like that there has got to be an interesting … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs as a Name

Above: Part of Cary’s map of 1796 showing the Isle of Dogs as being almost completely empty land. Within the next ten years, the West India Docks would be built and the land would never look the same again. The … Continue reading

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