I found myself over on the Old Kent Road at the weekend, where I discovered the old North Peckham Civic Centre and its fantastic mural depicting the road’s place in history, from the Romans to the 20th century. Very pretty, very informative, and a bit of a treasure.
Tucked away amongst the images of South London life was the old coat of arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, with its now cheerfully ironic motto “All’s Well”:
While on the subject of Camberwell’s history, some pictures turned up over the weekend showing the streets which were knocked down to form Burgess Park in the early 1980s. Interesting to think of what was there before.
I also strayed across the border on Saturday night, visiting Peckham’s new bar/dining room, The Montpelier. Nice, although a little barn-like; big empty spaces and plain walls. The table service was welcome, although the food was a couple of quid overpriced for my tastes. Selection of beers wasn’t great, either. Over all it was pretty good, but didn’t give me the urge to rush back there.
Like always, I’m sure I had something else to comment upon, but I just can’t remember it now. I really should keep a list.