Author Archives: John

Ruskin Park Walks Summer 2020

Taken during my weekly, almost daily walks around Ruskin Park, summer 2020.

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Time for a tiny moment of self congratulation…

Loughborough-junction.org, my blog about our local home and surrounding parts have just had it’s 10,000th visitor and nearly 22,000 views. We have been posting since April 2015. Looking forward to the next 5 years. John

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Ruskin Park shown in 16 old postcards

These postcards mostly date from 1900 through 1926. They were taken and published by The Local View Publishing, Albert Flint, Stengel & Co, GR Rogers, Harold North & Co & AFC. Click on image to see a larger view.

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New Planters for Loughborough junction

In the last few days, some lovely new planters have appeared in Loughborough Junction, just by the entrance to Loughborough Junction railway station. A collaboration between Loughborough Junction Action Group, Father Nature and Poroban. https://www.poroban.com/lj-greenlink

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The LJ4D project, the Streetscape modelling of early Loughborough Junction

The LJ4D project, the modelling of early Loughborough Junction is a fantastic project to map out the evolving streetscape of Loughborough junction. Starting with Loughborough Junction Railway Station, taking in the Loughborough Junction central block including the Loughborough Park Congregational … Continue reading

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Two Paintings of Ruskin Park by Rosie Woods

Two paintings by Rosie Woods featuring Ruskin Park, undated. http://www.rosiewoods.com Ruskin Park Pond Ruskin Park.

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William Booth College – Denmark Hill by Nick Kobyluch

This Painting by Nick Kobyluch is dated 20 January 2015 You can see more of Nick’s work on his flikr site https://www.flickr.com/photos/nickk-drawings/

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Coldharbour Lane by Kimball Bumstead

This painting titled Coldharbour Lane by Kimball Bumstead, painted in 2019 https://www.kimbalbumstead.com/  

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Denmark Hill shops in the 1950s, west side

I have often been asked over the last few years where certain shops were located on Denmark Hill, especially focusing on the 1950s.  I have included at the bottom of the post, photos where I have the appropriate ones. Photo … Continue reading

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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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