Category Archives: Forest Hill

Hill House, Honor Oak Road

Above: Hill House standing beside Honor Oak Road. Forest Hill is among the last places in London to be named. The name seems to have appeared in the 1790s due to a group of large houses that were built around … Continue reading

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Perry Vale

I have photographed many street name plates over the years – certainly hundreds, maybe even more. They form a link with the history of the area and help to remind people of the origins of the locality. The name plate above … Continue reading

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Perry Vale Fire Station

Above: The old fire station, standing at the junction of Perry Vale and Perry Rise. Notice the tall look-out tower at the far end. One of the rather quaint fire stations still standing in Inner London today is in Forest … Continue reading

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London Fire Brigade

Above: Forest Hill Fire Station. Passing the local fire station in Forest Hill the other day I noticed that there was a banner fixed to the top with the dates 1866 – 2016. It was a good reminder of the … Continue reading

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Tewkesbury Lodge Folly

Above: A picture taken with the owner’s permission of the tower standing in the back garden of No 23 Liphook Crescent. The small turret is at the top of a spiral staircase, providing access to the top of the tower. … Continue reading

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Forest Hill Brewery

Above: Tiled sign in Tintern Street, Brixton. You might expect the tiled sign, which is still in good condition after being on a wall for something like 80 to 100 years, to be on display in the Forest Hill area. … 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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