A new account on Flickr, Historic Images UK, has posted a batch of old photos of Camberwell that I’ve never seen before. Among many (many) of Camberwell Grove, there are some real old treasures. Here are a few good ones.
This is the corner of Camberwell Green where the public toilets now stand. Is that some kind of shrine there, or just a monument?
The Lava Skating Rink, which stood at the top of Camberwell Grove near Denmark Hill station. So-called because the surface was covered with lava from Vesuvius.
Camberwell Grove, 1905. Hasn’t changed much.
I think this is the cottage that still stands at the top of Camberwell Grove, although it’s not thatched any more.
A drawing of the old St Giles church, which stood on the site of the current one.
300-year-old galleried stables on Camberwell Grove. Gone now, I think.