Author Archives: John

The Great Hurricane at Camberwell

On the 28th of October, 1898 a hurricane hit Camberwell. It tore down Denmark Hill, passed the Metropole Theatre on the corner with Coldharbour Lane, overturned Hansom cabs and mail carts, and brought destruction. The Penny Illustrated newspaper, published 5th … Continue reading

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233 Coldharbour Lane, or as we know it today, Loco

For many years now, 233 Coldharbour Lane has been open as a mini supermarket named Loco. This store is opposite the Tesco store which took over the Warrior pub after it closed, I think,  in 2002,  having been open since … Continue reading

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Loughborough Junction by Colin Connaughton

This painting , a view from Loughborough Junction Train Station was painted in 2012. It is available from Imagekind on this link https://www.imagekind.com/loughborough-junction_art?IMID=d74fdd75-fcc0-40a0-951a-82d1dc662cd4

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Camberwell Palace

This painting of Camberwell Palace is by William Keddie Forrester dated 1957. He lived in Dulwich and painted many scenes from the local area. It was located on the corner of Denmark Hill and Orpheus Street, opposite the Post Office. … Continue reading

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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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