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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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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 … Continue reading

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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. 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 … Continue reading

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

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

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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.

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Camberwell Green by Antonia Myatt

This oil painting by Antonia Myatt is titled Camberwell Green.                                 https://antoniamyatt.weebly.com/ On the right a photo by Robin Scott, 26 August 2013. From Geograph. … Continue reading

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