Category Archives: Denmark Hill

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

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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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 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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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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VS Pritchett , a brief stay as a child in Loughborough Junction

VS Pritchett was a prolific writer with novels, short stories, biography, literary criticism and travel writing. He was born in 1900 and died in 1997. His father was in early marriage not successful in business or work and the family … Continue reading

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