Author Archives: John

Milestone or Distance marker: recently uncovered on Denmark Hill

This distance marker was recently uncovered on Denmark Hill. Located between what were Swiftclean and the Butchers shop at 10 & 12 Denmark Hill. Previously covered over with render as seen in the photo from Google streetview dated October 2015. … Continue reading

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Two paintings of the Joiner’s Arms, Denmark Hill

This painting by JT Wilson, dated 1850 is part of the City of London Metropolitan collection.   This painting shows The Cage and the Joiner’s Arms and was painted by Edward Arthur Phipson in 1922. Part of the Southwark Council … Continue reading

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Champion Hill Near Camberwell

Published in The Lady’s Magazine in 1796 this poem is credited to M.

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Denmark Hill Station by Lily Forwood

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Russell’s Outfitters, Denmark Hill

Painted in the 1920s and attributed to L.G., this painting is part of the Southwark Art Collection, GA 1091. It shows the Denmark Hill shop of Russell & Co, who were linen drapers. They opened their business in the late … Continue reading

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The YMCA Hut on Camberwell Green

The YMCA first started providing recreation tents to our Armed Forces in the summer of 1901, for the muster of the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers at Conway, North Wales. In the beginning they were mostly tented canteens for annual manoeuvres of … Continue reading

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Alberto Petrozzi, barber, Camberwell Green

I have lived in the Loughborough junction area for over 42 years, and for 39 of those years I have had my hair cut at Albertos on Camberwell Green. In that time we have had many conversations and I learned … Continue reading

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