Making the jump from screen to print

There’s a new issue of Camberwell Renewal magazine out, with contributions from the Camberwell SE5 Flickr Group, and a picture of contributor, some-time sponsor, and full-time big cheese of the Sun & Doves, Mark Dodds, on the front. If you don’t get it delivered to your door, you can download Issue 7 (Spring 2006) from here; the SE5 images are on Page 5.

Now that I have a sliver of space in my calendar I’ll be trying to concentrate more on the much-promised exhibition at the S&D; keep an eye on the Flickr Group for more details. And keep contributing images to the group; you could end up with a comment from someone off the telly.

By the way, there’s unanimous praise for our newest bar/restaurant, Buddha Jazz; I’ll be there on Friday to see for myself.

Author: Peter

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

4 thoughts on “Making the jump from screen to print”

  1. I had my nose pressed to the window of Buddha Jazz yesterday, looks good. That’s the closest I’ll get to going in at the moment. In the meantime, I’ve discovered Stories Mews, a country lane in the middle of Camberwell. Flckrs can find a garage there with a tree growing in front of the wooden doors, makes a great shot. I’ve also dug out the metal button I found in the pile of subsoil in Lucas. W.H. COOPER CAMBERWELL RD it says. Anyone know who they were?

  2. A quick websearch uncovered the following reference to a 19th century newspaper cutting in the British Library collections:

    “Anyone purchasing a coat of W. H. Cooper … will be assured against death from accidents of all kinds free for the sum of &100. Full particulars at 49, Church St. Camberwell”

    Full listing at:

    It’s hard to tell without the full entry but it sounds like Mr Cooper made coats for those who led an exciting life!

    Does anyone go to the British Library? Would be interesting to know more.

    The item is from the “Evanion Collection” – which the BL describes as “a rich and fascinating collection of 19th century ephemera formed by Henry Evans (1832?-1905), a conjuror and ventriloquist, who performed under the stage name Evanion.” He was born in Kennington and met Houdini.

    His collection, which the British Museum purchased in 1895, is divided into two main categories – popular entertainment, and everyday life. The latter is described as covering “a variety of material, from advertisements, trade cards and catalogues, to advertising novelties, envelopes and even paper bags.”

    More on the collection at

  3. Could be one of those bullet-proof vests that enterprising businesses started knocking up during the First World War — concerned mothers would buy them for their sons to take to the trenches.

  4. Thank you! Amazing! I am thrilled! I will wear that button with me everywhere! Especially on the next ante-natal class parents’ night out. Last time I invited them to Camberwell (from Eltham, long story) and they were well impressed. We crawled from the Hermits Cave via the Munky to the Castle. I ended up chucking up pure Guinness into the bathroom sink — I thought I was haemorrhaging. The button is just 1.5 cm in diameter and was the same colour as the subsoil when I found it, but I’ve polished it up and it’s brass. So now if you see a fabulously attractive Danish woman digging at the subsoil pile in Lucas, it’s me, Dagmar!

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