Category Archives: /Sou-Camberwell

Great North Wood on Rocque’s Small Scale Map

Above: The Great North Wood shown on Rocque’s small scale map (Click image to enlarge to 1550×1250). There is never any substitute for seeing direct evidence for something. Theories of how something might have looked cannot compete with actual evidence. In … Continue reading

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Great North Wood Extent

Above: Outline map showing the extent of the Great North Wood in medieval times (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you draw a vertical line passing through London Bridge on a map of Inner London, it would pass very close … Continue reading

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Camberwell Beauty, Camberwell New Road

Above: Mural on a bridge abutment beside Camberwell New Road. The butterfly, commonly called Camberwell Beauty, has been adopted as a sort of symbol of Camberwell. This is strange because it is not native to that part of London, in … Continue reading

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Southwark, London Borough of

Above: Outline map showing the extent of the London Borough of Southwark. It was formed of the three Metropolitan Boroughs of Bermondsey, Camberwell and Southwark. The London Borough of Southwark was formed in 1965 by combining the Metropolitan Boroughs of … Continue reading

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Honor Oak

Above: Looking east at the ‘Oak of Honor’ on a summer’s day at the top of One Tree Hill. Honor Oak is a quiet ‘unsung’ part of the SE23 post code area of Forest Hill. Those who live there know … Continue reading

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Bessemer Road

It is surprising how much history a simple street name can reveal and Bessemer Road is a good example. If you know where King’s College Hospital is situated – beside Denmark Hill – then you may also know that the … Continue reading

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Baird’s Original Equipment

Above: Baird’s original equipment on show in the Hastings Museum. Notice the large wooden wheel with lenses mounted on it (on the right). The round black object towards the left is an electric motor that turned the wheel at high … Continue reading

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Dulwich Mill Pond

Just outside the centre of the village of Dulwich is part of the dreaded South Circular Road of which this part is simply called ‘Dulwich Common’. As its name implies, the road called ‘Dulwich Common’ crosses land that was at … Continue reading

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Great North Wood

Above: View on a sunny day in the dense woodland – called Sydenham Hill Wood – that still remains from a small part of the original Great North Wood. The subject of the Great North Wood relates to several London … Continue reading

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Old Kent Road – Tram 191

Above: Enlargement of the tram in the Old Kent Road. Under the title ‘Old Kent Road at the Kentish Drovers’ (17 July 2015) the old photograph included a tram. I also added the comment that the picture was probably taken … Continue reading

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