Three views of London from Denmark Hill

A Panaramic View Of london from Denmark Hill Alexander Nasmyth Hackney Museum YES

This undated painting titled A Panoramic View of London from Denmark Hill is by Alexander Nasmyth and is in the Hackney Council collection. Nasmyth  died in Edinburgh on April 10, 1840

A South View from of the Cities of London and Westminster taken from Denmark Hall near Camberwell, 1779 by Daniel Jerpiniere

This engraving titled A South View of the Cities of London and Westminster is by Daniel Lerpiniere dated 1779. It is part of the Southwark Art Collection.

London from Camberwell on the South, 1808 Tabart & Co

A print named London from Camberwell on the South, 1808, Tabart & Co.

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The Street Art around Loughborough Junction

Always interesting is all the street / shop fascia art you can see around Loughborough Junction.

By far the most prolific artist is Morganico, whose work can be seen in a number of places.

2018 Joels Barneys Cafe Morganico

Joels & Barneys Cafe, Loughborough Junction by Morganico.

Next, Gandhi also by Morganico,  on the Herne Hill Road railway arches wall.

Herne Hill Road Gandhi Morganico

Next to Gandhi was Soapy Moos carwash

2018 Herne Hill Road Soapy Moos

On Herne Hill Road for a short time in 2017 was this witch road sign

Morganico Witch Herne Hill 2017

And can still be seen in a tiny poster form on Herne Hill Road titled Morganico The Leaky Cauldron. Along with a cat … possibly the witches cat.

2018 Herne Hill Road Cat & Witch Poster

Morganico was also responsible for the restoration of the meth lab explosion fire damage to the Hokusai wave on Coldharbour Passage in 2014.


Nick Stevens photo: 2016

The following is located on Hinton Road.

2018 Hinton Road Morganico

Next to the above painting is this work

2018 Hinton Road

On the the entrance to the Loughborough Farm we have this, now with added tagging.

2018 Loughborough Farm

On the Flaxman Road wall of Harbour Cycles we can see

2018 Harbour Cycles corner Coldharbour Lane & Flaxman Road

And on the outside shelving outside Kashmir Halal Meats, Fruit & Veg.

2018 Kashmir Halal Meat Fruit & Veg

And this little gem on the road sign at the junction of Herne Hill Road and Wanless Road


All photos by Loughborough Junction blog except the Witch on Herne Hill Road which was taken from the Morganico gallery and the Hokusai taken by Nick Stevens 2016.

September 2018 : Another Morganico on Loughborough Road next to Loughborough Farm.


Morganico can be found at or

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Lizzie Parry

Two pieces by Lizzie Parry.

Lizzie Parry Ruskin Park coloured pencil on paper

Ruskin Park: coloured pencil on paper

Lizzie Parry Ruskin Park pastel on paper

Ruskin Park: pastel on paper

A couple of examples of Lizzie’s work which has number of Camberwell/Peckham  related pieces . Well worth a look.


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Coldharbour Lane: names before numbers

Before street numbering began in the 1870’s blocks of buildings had individual names. Today you can still see this on a number of terraces that still exist.

This is Dover Terrace which runs from 171 Coldharbour Lane, the Dover Castle pub now open as The Junction to 189 Coldharbour Lane.


And across the road is Chichester Terrace,

Panorama of Chichester Terrace Nick Stevens, April 2015

which also included 6 terraced houses on either side of Eastlake Road and Luxor Street.



Further down towards Camberwell we have Brunswick Crescent which included both Parades on either side of Kenbury Street.



Next came Elizabeth Place comprising The Plough pub now known as Amaryllis and 4 shops, one missing now as you can see.


Further down Coldharbour Lane we have Frederick Terrace


On the return back down Coldharbour Lane, on the south side de Crespigny Villas.

de Crespigny Villas

Then from numbers 149 Coldharbour Lane to 169 Coldharbour Lane, originally named Harbour Terrace.


Across the road was a parade of shops called Chandos Terrace which runs from the east side of Pomfret Road to Flaxman Road.


At Loughborough Junction this parade was named Bedford Place.


And across the road this terrace was named Maria Place.


There were many others, but they no longer exist in their original form.






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Changing the Pickup, Coldharbour Lane by A.E.R.Larking

This painting from the Southwark Council Art Collection was painted in 1947

(c) Southwark Art Collection; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

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George Arthur Roberts, soldier, firefighter, Londoner and Trinidadian

On 11th September, 2016, a blue plaque was unveiled on the Samuel Lewis Trust estate on Warner Road.


Photo: Loughborough-Junction blog

It was put up to celebrate the life of  George Roberts. He was born in Trinidad on August 1st, 1890.

At the beginning of WW1 having trained as an electrician, he enlisted in the Trinidad Army and made his way to England and signed up as a Rifleman with the Middlesex Regiment. He saw action at the battles of Loos, the Somme and then the Dardenelles. He was wounded both at Loos and at the Battle of the Somme. He had a talent for throwing enemy bombs back into enemy lines. He was given leave during the war to return to Trinidad to recruit more men, and was able to sign up more than 250 recruits.

After the war, he settled in Peckham and worked at his trade of electrician. In 1931, he was one of the founder members of The League of Coloured Peoples, an organisation founded by Dr Harold Moody.

.George Arthur Roberts.PNG

When World War 11 broke out he enlisted in the Home Front, working as a firefighter in Southwark after completing his training in 1939. Working out of New Cross Fire Station he was promoted Section Leader in 1943 and was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Kings 1944 Birthday honours.

He was a vigorous campaigner for ex servicemans rights and founded the local branch of the British Legion. He lived in the Samuel Trust Estate for 50 years until his death in Kings College Hospital in January 1970.

Around this time, he had his portrait painted by Norman Heppel. According to  Southwark News the whereabouts of the painting is unknown.

George Arthur Roberts painting 1931 by Norman Heppel.PNG


Southwark News , 15 September 2016: article by Alex Yeates

A lot of the information used in the Southwark News article was based on research by Stephen Bourne





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A new Artwork at Loughborough Junction

At some point in August this new artwork was hung on the Green Man Skills Centre.


It is a Shimmer Wall Green Man which shimmers and sparkles in the sunshine.  A collaboration organised by Sunshine International Arts & 40 + local residents in November 2016.

It was funded by Matthew Betts, the Landlord of the building with assistance from Shimmerwalls UK.  Matthew is responsible for the regeneration of the old Green Man pub which was looking rather sad and run down after it’s closure in 2003. A trailblazer for the regeneration now happening in Loughborough Junction.


The Green Man is a symbol of rebirth and regeneration. Here is a link to Green Man on Wikipedia.


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