Category Archives: Camberwell

Camberwell Tree Walk

A very enjoyable Sunday walk with friends : Camberwell Church Tree Walk starting on Camberwell Green. The walk provided by the Camberwell Society. http://www.camberwellsociety.org.uk/treewalk1/

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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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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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Camberwell Palace

I am researching/collecting information about the Camberwell Palace for an eventual publication. I would be very grateful for any material.i.e. posters, programmes and photos you may have. Scanned versions, are fine and you can send them to loughboroughjunction@gmail.com I would … 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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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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