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Recycled War Stretchers

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Possibly the most obvious reminders of the bombing are the post-war housing estates which were built on the extensive bomb sites, and in particular the many fences around them which were made from redundant stretchers. […]

VIDEO: London Past & Present: Schools

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Thanks to Peckham Vision for bringing our attention to this interesting film from 1970 at Peckham Park school about life in late Victorian times (19 min). The film features children from Peckham Park School preparing […]

Dinosaur Food in south London

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Fentiman Road, Vauxhall, hosts one example (left) of the amazing gingko tree - whose species has survived at least 240 million years, since before the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Western scientists at first found only fossils of […]

World War One Interactive Map

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The Herne Hill Society, with the Dulwich Society and the Friends of Norwood Cemetery, has launched an online interactive map to commemorate the centenary of World War One. So far the map features nearly 50 […]

Gaumont comes home‏

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A free outdoor screening of rare Edwardian films on the site of the original Gaumont film studios in Camberwell on 30th August 2014. The Gaumont film company set up their studio near Dog Kennel Hill, […]

The Lost Romance of Elizabeth Linley

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Visitors to Dulwich Picture Gallery will know Elizabeth Linley immediately: the love-struck 18-year-old with her sister Mary in Gainsborough’s show-stopping double portrait. The more loyal may remember a later painting, lent from Washington for the […]

Get on the Trail!

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The Herne Hill Society has just published the Herne Hill Heritage Trail. With specially commissioned colour maps and nearly 100 illustrations, it explores and reveals the unique identity of Herne Hill. Two hundred years ago Herne Hill […]

The Use of Fans as a Record of History

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Before visiting The Fan Museum in Greenwich, I really had no idea how much is behind the history and making of antique fans. The lovely restored homes where the collection is housed add a greater […]

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