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Brockley Coat-hanger in Coulgate Street

Above: The coat-hanger (and hanger-rail) painted on the wall of a house which is about 100 yards away from Brockley Station. Yes, you did read the heading correctly. It’s not an actual coat-hanger but one painted on the wall. Coulgate … Continue reading

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Grand Surrey Canal at Plough Bridge

Above: View from the Towpath. This rare view was probably taken by a photographer who was able to gain access to what was then land with restricted access. It was taken around the 1960s. Behind the old barge, it is … Continue reading

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Deptford Creek Lifting Bridge

Above: Looking north at the south side of the bridge and Deptford Creek. One of the most unusual features of the old London and Greenwich Railway was the lifting bridge constructed to carry the two tracks over Deptford Creek. The … Continue reading

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Deptford Creek

Above: Part of John Rocque’s map of 1746 showing Deptford Creek. Deptford Bridge is shown with an arrow. North of the bridge is shown the words ‘Tide Mill’ and south of the bridge is shown ‘Water Mill’. For those who … Continue reading

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His and Hers (Mural)

Above: The unusual mural at the junction of Giffin Street and Deptford High Street. We are never far from remarkable forms of art in London – statues on buildings, free-standing statues of famous people, large murals on the end of … Continue reading

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Deptford Creek Pedestrian Swing Bridge

Above: View of the footbridge from the Greenwich side, looking west towards Deptford. The bridge is in its ‘normal’ position, when in use by pedestrians. When ‘open’, it swings to the left (on this vew) through 110 degrees and rests … Continue reading

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Deptford Inclined Plane

Above: Looking north along the inclined plane towards the new Deptford Station. Perspective in the image means that the inclined plane does not appear to have an ‘incline’ but look at the walkways on the block of flats on the … Continue reading

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Deptford Railway Arches

Above: View of the railway arches just east of Deptford Station. When the railway terminus at London Bridge Station first opened in 1836 there were just two railway lines on a relatively narrow brick viaduct. Due to the addition of … Continue reading

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Tobacconist Roll, New Cross Road

Above: The attractive Walpole Arms pub and the shop next door (seen in Bing maps) with the tobacconist’s roll hanging at first floor level. Would you know what a tobacconist’s roll is ? More, importantly, would you know one if … Continue reading

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Brockley Road and its Clockwork House

Above: The Victorian house seen from across Brockley Road. The great joy of living in London is discovering quirky features all over the place. It may be an unusual building. It may be an impressive wall mural. It may be … Continue reading

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