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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 […]

A Place for All at the Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Golf Club

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At about five miles out of the city, the Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Golf Club sports the spectacular panoramic view of the London skyline over its 90 acres of greens. From the clubhouse, members have […]

The Strength of Local Community in The Drawing Room

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The Old Cycle Club filled with people and the thrum of conversation on the first night of “The Drawing Room” exhibition. The work of 12 local artists is being showcased for this weekend only. The aim […]

Connecting Place to Place at the Brunel Museum

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Nestled among the houses of the residential area just north of Canada Water Station is the Sir Marc Brunel Engine House, home to the Brunel Museum. Captured in this redbrick building is the history of […]

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