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Camberwell was included in the Domesday Book and was the birthplace of the poet Robert Browning, and the politician Joseph Chamberlain. It was also home to authors John Ruskin and Muriel Spark. Mendolssohn was inspired to write his Spring Song, originally entitled Camberwell Green, while staying at Denmark Hill where Ruskin Park is today. The Camberwell Beauty butterfly was first recorded in England in 1748 near rural Camberwell. Windmills and the Grand Surrey Canal no longer exist but photographs in this well illustrated book show many changes that have happened since the nineteenth century. Camberwell is an important part of the London Borough of Southwark, London's most historic borough. This vibrant part of South London is full of fascinating history.
East Dulwich Remembered covers many historical aspects of this well preserved Victorian suburb in South London. Long established residents and affl uent new ones will learn much about this fascinating part of London's most historic borough. Sheep no longer graze on Goose Green but old pictures illustrate how SE22 has changed. People's memories of pre-war homes, schools, shops, trams and life during the Second World War are included. Peckham Rye Park, created where Homestall Farm used to be, is the jewel in the East Dulwich crown. Old photographs show why the park has been popular for over a century. Illustrated with over 100 pictures, this collection is an important record of times past. For people who grew up in the area, the book provides a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. Newer residents will learn more about the community's fascinating history.
East Dulwich Through Time contains 180 images of East Dulwich in London, of which 90 are old photographs, (some printed in a sepia tone and some in full colour). Each photograph is printed alongside a contemporary full colour photograph illustrating the same scene. The contrasting illustrations show how the area has changed and developed during the last 100 years. The photographs are of shops, schools, garages, churches, houses and street scenes and each photograph is captioned. The book also has an introduction which gives a brief overview of the history of the area.
Peckham & Nunhead Through Time is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this part of London. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of Peckham and Nunhead, the famous streets and the famous faces, and what they meant to the people in these communities throughout the 19th and into the 20th Century. Looking beyond the exquisite exterior of these well-kept photos, readers can see the historical context in which they are set, and through the author's factual captions for every picture and carefully-selected choice of images, the reader can achieve a reliable view of this area's history. Readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and watch the changing face of Peckham and Nunhead, as we are guided through the local streets. There is something for everyone here, whether they have lived in the area all their lives, or whether they are just visiting. It also shows how photography has continually evolved to keep up with an ever changing society.
This book examines how simple mathematical analysis can throw
unexpected light on games of every type -- games of chance, games
of skill, games of chance and skill, and automatic games. Discusses
classic puzzles as peg solitaire and Rubik's cube. Lucid,
instructive, and full of surprises, it will fascinate
mathematicians and gamesters alike. 1989 edition.
This fascinating collection of over 200 old photographs of Peckham and Nunhead demonstrates some of the extensive changes that have taken place in this corner of south-east London over the last hundred years. From the busy Old Kent Road to Peckham Rye and the rural atmosphere of Ninhead Cemetery, these old images recall a time that is hardly recognisable today. These photographs record not only the buildings and streets as they one looked but also the people who inhabited them and worked there. We are taken into the South Metropolotan Gasworks during the First World War where women were working for the first time and then, by contrast, to the unexpected sight of dairymen milking cows at a dairy in Lugard Road in the 1930s. Horses may not be a common sight in Peckham today but horse-drawn trams and carts once filled the streets and the book contains one extraordinary photograph taken in 1915 when the army closed Lyndhurst Road and used it as a stable for dozens of horses. This book will appeal to all who know this area of London and would enjoy a nostalgic trip into its more recent past.
This book is part of the Changing Times series, which combines history records with nostalgia, and public accounts with personal reminiscences to show the history of various local places in Great Britain, and how things have changed over the years.
This selection of articles, illustrated with over 110 images recalls historic buildings and local industry and reveals some of the many changes that have taken place during the last century
Del Boy and Only Fools & Horses made Peckham famous. Since it ceased to be a Surrey village, an amazing variety of people have lived in what is now SE15 or visited it. Prime Ministers, members of the royal family and a wide range of other famous or remarkable people are included in this unusual local history book. Readers will be astonished by the striking mixture of over 500 Peckham & Nunhead residents and visitors.
Dulwich means the meadow where dill growsA", while Peckham means village by a hill - probably Nunhead Hill. Nunhead is a local name with particularly gruesome origins. At first NoneheadA", Elizabethan England recorded this name after a Mother Superior was beheaded for opposing Henry VIII's pitiless sacking of the monasteries. Her severed head was placed on a pike for public view at Nunhead Green. King John was believed to have killed a stag while hunting in Peckham; hence the King John pub in Peckham High Street. Origin of Place Names in Peckham and Nunhead offers a fascinating and compelling insight into the names of Peckham and Nunhead's most famous streets and places. This is a must have book for anyone with an interest in local history.
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