Category Archives: Streets & Roads

Barney’s Cafe, old advertising signs spruced up

The old Bristol tipped and Woodbine cigarette advertising signs at Barney’s Cafe in Loughborough Junction have had a really good clean up by the builders refitting for a new restaurant. Barney’s was latterly known as Joel’s Barney’s Cafe.

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A message to Wanless Road from Yoko Ono, 2022

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Bob Marley mural inside Loughborough Junction furniture warehouse

Following the closure of the Furniture warehouse on the corner of Coldharbour Lane and Hinton Road, work is being undertaken in the warehouse section behind the shop. This mural of Bob Marley is high up on the dividing wall.

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Herne Hill Road postcard c 1908

This postcard published by The Card House Wholesale and M’fg Co shows a view of Herne Hill Road looking south up the hill from a point just before Wanless Road. It was posted c1908 by Kate and addressed to My … Continue reading

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Three views of Loughborough Road through time.

These photos/postcards are all looking north just down from Loughborough Junction, with Wyck Gardens and Loughborough Farm on the left and right respectively. The first image is a Card House Postcard no 19059, titled Loughboro’ Rd, SW. Sent to me … Continue reading

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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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Coldharbour Lane by Kimball Bumstead

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

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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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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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