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Atmospheric Railway (New Cross to Croydon)

Above: Viaduct showing the Atmospheric Railway train, crossing the Dover and Brighton lines, between Norwood and Croydon, 1845. Notice the large tube (shown striped with round bands) between the wheels of the train. The London and Croydon Railway (L&CR) opened … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway (Background Page)

Above: Outline map of the line and the stations. Although a rather long title, it was one of the shortest branch lines in London. The line was built to provide a railway route for those wishing to visit the Crystal … Continue reading

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Brockley – Quick Look Around

Brockley is a district in the London Borough of Lewisham. Before 1965, Brockley was in the old Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham, extending to the southern boundary of the old Metropolitan Borough of Deptford. Brockley Station is on the railway line … Continue reading

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Canonbie Road

Above: The side of Canonbie Road facing towards London. Tall City offices can just be seen towards the right. Westminster and the BT Tower are towards the left. Having so many streets in London, it makes you wonder how all … Continue reading

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Christ Church, Forest Hill

Above: View of the tower from South Road which crosses Church Rise. Forest Hill was granted a parish church in 1852. The parish was taken from part of St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham. The Earl of Dartmouth donated land for … Continue reading

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Perrymount House

Above: The old coach house from Perrymount House remains beside Queenswood Road. This was its original state in the 1970s before it was converted into a terrace of three houses. (Click to enlarge the map which is 1024×640 pixels). These … Continue reading

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Forest Hill – Quick Look Around

Above: Honor Oak Road near the junction with Westwood Park. The location is still quite wooded even today. Ask anyone where the centre of Forest Hill is today and you will probably get a reply along the lines of “Does … Continue reading

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Shackleton, Ernest in Sydenham

Above: The house where Shackleton lived as a teenager. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the … Continue reading

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Sydenham – Quick Look Around

Above: A Victorian terrace of shops in Sydenham Road with the red brickwork and ornate stonework. The shopping area in Sydenham is spread out along what is now called Kirkdale and the even longer Sydenham Road. If you are looking … Continue reading

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Blackheath – Goffers Road

Above: Street name still to be seen on Blackheath. This a tale about the early days of the game of golf. It is generally believed that the modern game of golf originated in Scotland during the 15th century. In 1603 … Continue reading

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