Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ravensbourne River at Southend

Above: View looking south at the curve in Bromley Road with the Tiger’s Head pub seen in the distance. “A Moment in Time” This charming view was published as a postcard some time before 1914. It looks south along the … Continue reading

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Payne’s Wharf

Above: The completed development seen from the Isle of Dogs in April 2015. Payne’s Wharf was on the right. Its original brick arches have been retained in the new building. Borthwick’s Wharf was on the left, where the modern tower … Continue reading

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Deptford Wharf Branch Line 

Above: The abutment of the old railway bridge crossing Evelyn Street. “Evelyn Street Railway Bridge” Evelyn Street (named after John Evelyn, the 17th century diarist), runs SE as the continuation of Lower Road. As a London Street it is singularly … Continue reading

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George Inn, Rushey Green

Today sees the publication of the 100th blog on this Website. Thanks for your support. Above: View looking across Rushey Green at the pub a few years before it was closed. As time goes by, London is losing two or … Continue reading

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Crescent Wood Road – No 3

Above: View from the pavement of 3 Crescent Wood Road, where John Logie Baird lived. It was in this house, on the Camberwell-Lewisham border, that John Logie Baird, the man who invented television, lived for several decades of his life. The … Continue reading

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Dracula’s Castle, Kirkdale

Above: The large house standing beside Kirkdale. Until 1854, when the Crystal Palace that had been in Hyde Park was opened on a new site at the top of Sydenham Hill, the communities of Forest Hill and Sydenham were relatively … Continue reading

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Eleanor Marx in Sydenham

Above: View of the front of the house at 7 Jews Walk, Sydenham. Eleanor was born on 16 January 16 1855, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Karl Marx and his wife Jenny (nee von Westphalen). They were living … Continue reading

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