In The Father RedCap by Ray Pool

This poem by Ray Pool was uploaded to writeoutload in September 2017, you can hear Ray read this poem at this link. You can also hear Ray read samples of other poems.

https://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=70261

in the father redcap on camberwell green

a fight broke out

the worst i’ve seen

blood and beer all up the walls

all the fault of billy bloxsome

 

now the pub has changed its name

it’s called the nollywood club (for nigerians)

fair do’s.  I’ve never tried to knock one out

 

all those boozers have changed or gone

familiar faces on the streets an age away.

More cameras and bollards,

 

but that’s modern times.

Let’s make it clear

there’s more fear out there than ever was

in the father redcap on camberwell green.

 

(and yes, billy was good to his mum).

 

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The Tree at the top of Denmark Hill by George Shepherd

This painting by George Shepherd is held in a private collection.

Tree at the top of Denmark Hill by George Shepherd

It is a view looking north from the Herne Hill side of the Triangle. Now the home of the Fox on the Hill. In the distance you can see a row of large houses and the top of Denmark Hill Chapel.

The chapel was built in 1773. “It was said that the inhabitants of Camberwell Green area “found it very difficult or impracticable to procure Seats or accomodation to attend divine service in the Parish Church of Camberwell” (St Giles)”. It was demolished in 1846, to allow the building of St Matthews Church, on the site of the current Dental Hospital.

More on the Denmark Hill Chapel here:

https://loughborough-junction.org/2016/04/09/denmark-hill-chapel/

George Shepherd was born in 1784 and died in 1862. More on George Shepherd on Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Shepherd_(artist)

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Miss Gertie Millar sings “Chalk Farm to Camberwell Green”, 1915

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWMzkbTdpTE

Miss Gertie Millar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertie_Millar

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A 60 minute sound recording of everyday life from a back garden at 51 Cambria Road by Grant Smith

The recording:

 

The description:
http://soundtent.org/acoustic_commons/

Drawing by Sam Baraitser Smith

 

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Salvation Army College Headquarters

This painting is by Arthur Robert Laird and was painted in 1953. It is part of the Southwark Heritage collection.

Salvation Army College Headquarters by Arthur Robert Laird, 1953 Southwark Heritage Collection

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Camberwell Green by Antonia Myatt

This oil painting by Antonia Myatt is titled Camberwell Green.

Camberwell Green by Antonia Myatt                               Photo by Robin Scott, taken on 26 August 2013 from Geograph

https://antoniamyatt.weebly.com/

On the right a photo by Robin Scott, 26 August 2013. From Geograph.

https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4048979

 

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Rock Steady Eddies by Ed Gray

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Rock Steady Eddies Camberwell “Full English” by Ed Gray. Painted 2006.

http://www.edgrayart.com/

Just a note: the cook in the painting is Sal , Eddies brother. Eddie is his time was a local champion arm wrestler.

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