Monthly Archives: July 2015

George Inn, Rushey Green

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 three pubs every week. One of the recent casualties was the George Inn which, before … 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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