Category Archives: Theatres & Cinemas

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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Leo Verhoeven paintings

Leo Verhoeven’s work seems to be concentrated mostly on views in Southwark especially around Peckham and Camberwell. Here are two paintings. First, Odeon Denmark Hill, 1986 Second, Odeon Denmark Hill 2, 1992 I can’t find a dedicated website, but his … Continue reading

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