Doing very (Camber)well indeed

Let me begin with a few apologies:

  1. The template of this blog is horrible. I’ve only just installed WordPress and haven’t had time to change it yet, but wanted to at least get this blog underway.
  2. That pun in the title was rotten, and I’ll try to refrain from them again.

That taken care of, I’ll start the CamberwellOnline blog.

When I first moved to London, in 1995, I lived in Camberwell. I had a flat on the corner of Rainbow Street with my then-girlfriend, and after a little while I got a job at the Town Hall.

Later I moved to Knatchbull Road and although I moved away in late 1997 I kept working at the Town Hall until the summer of 1999.

And now I’m back. I moved into Shenley Road with my wife just over two weeks ago, and was smitten with the place all over again.

Camberwell’s changed a lot in the last five years, but also kept it’s distinctive character. I want to write about that character; about it’s restaurants and bars, it’s mix of hip and seeedy, it’s landmarks and eyesores. It’s everything.

This is what the CamberwellOnline Blog is for; a chronicle of the place and of my life in it.

Author: Peter

Long-time resident of Camberwell, author of this blog since July 2004.