Wren Road, SE5

Road in/near Camberwell

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Road · Camberwell · SE5 ·
October
4
2018
Wren Road is named for Sir Christopher Wren.

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The road was built on the grounds of a former house said to have been occupied by Wren.


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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

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Johnshort   
Added: 7 Oct 2017 21:07 GMT   

Hurley Road, SE11
There were stables in the road mid way - also Danny reading had a coal delivery lorry.

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Lived here
KJ   
Added: 11 Apr 2021 12:34 GMT   

Family
1900’s Cranmer family lived here at 105 (changed to 185 when road was re-numbered)
James Cranmer wife Louisa ( b.Logan)
They had 3 children one being my grandparent William (Bill) CRANMER married to grandmother “Nancy” He used to go to
Glengall Tavern in Bird in Bush Rd ,now been converted to flats.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Lived here
Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Comment
   
Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Camberwell Public Baths Camberwell Public Baths opened in 1892 and has been in continuous operation as community baths and more recently as a public leisure centre.

NEARBY STREETS
Allendale Close, SE5 Allendale Close is in the Camberwell area
Artichoke Mews, SE5 Artichoke Mews, as an address, refers to the site of the Camberwell Public Baths.
Artichoke Place, SE5 Artichoke Place runs off Peckham Road.
Badsworth Road, SE5 Badsworth Road lies within the SE5 postal area
Baldock House, SE5 Baldock House is a block on Crawford Road
Baldwin Crescent, SE5 Baldwin Crescent, forms part of the London suburb of Camberwell
Belham Street, SE5 Belham Street appears on 1900 and 1950 era mapping.
Benhill Road, SE5 Benhill Road is in Camberwell
Blucher Road, SE5 Blucher Road is in an area of Camberwell
Brisbane Street, SE5 Brisbane Street lies in Camberwell
Brockwell Lido, The Elmington Estate dates from the late 1950s.
Brunswick Park, SE5 Brunswick Park is in an area of Camberwell
Brunswick Square, SE5 Brunswick Square was first seen on maps in the 1860s.
Brunswick Villas, SE5 Brunswick Villas is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
Bullace Row, SE5 Bullace Row lies in Camberwell
Butterfly Walk, SE5 Butterfly Walk, forms part of the London suburb of Camberwell
Caldecot Road, SE5 Caldecot Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Camberwell Business Centre, SE5 Camberwell Business Centre is in Camberwell
Camberwell Church Street, SE5 Camberwell Church Street is in an area of Camberwell
Camberwell Green, SE5 Camberwell Green is part of Camberwell
Camberwell Grove, SE5 Camberwell Grove is one of South London’s finest Georgian streets.
Camberwell Passage, SE5 Camberwell Passage is in Camberwell
Camberwell Station Road, SE5 Camberwell Station Road is a location in Camberwell
Chamberlain Cottages, SE5 Chamberlain Cottages lies in Camberwell
Coldharbour Lane, SE5 Coldharbour Lane has two sections - an SE5 area and another part in SE9.
Councillor Street, SE5 Councillor Street is a location in Camberwell
County Grove, SE5 County Grove lies within the SE5 postal area
Crawford House, SE5 Crawford House is a block on Warner Road
Crawford Road, SE5 Crawford Road is in Camberwell
Cuthill Walk, SE5 Cuthill Walk is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
D’Eynsford Road, SE5 D’Eynsford Road runs east off Camberwell Green.
Dagmar Road, SE5 Dagmar Road is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
Daneville Road, SE5 Daneville Road is in the Camberwell area
Datchelor Place, SE5 Datchelor Place is in Camberwell
Dawson House, SE5 Dawson House is a location in Camberwell
De Crespigny Park, SE5 De Crespigny Park is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
Denmark Road, SE5 Denmark Road was probably named after Prince George of Denmark.
Don Phelan Close, SE5 Don Phelan Close lies in Camberwell
Elmington Road, SE5 Elmington Road is in Camberwell
Empress Mews, SE5 Empress Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Evesham Walk, SE5 Evesham Walk is part of Camberwell
Fitton Court, SE5 Fitton Court is a block in Camberwell.
Gables Close, SE5 Gables Close is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
Geoffrey Close, SE5 Geoffrey Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Grace Mews, SE5 Grace Mews, forms part of the London suburb of Camberwell
Graces Mews, SE5 Graces Mews lies in Camberwell
Graces Road, SE5 Graces Road is in the Camberwell area
Grove Lane Terrace, SE5 Grove Lane Terrace is a location in London.
Harbord Close, SE5 Harbord Close is a location in London.
Harvey Road, SE5 Harvey Road, forms part of the London suburb of Camberwell
Hascombe Terrace, SE5 Hascombe Terrace is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
Hopewell Street, SE5 Hopewell Street lies in Camberwell
Horsnell Close, SE5 Horsnell Close is in an area of Camberwell
Houseman Way, SE5 Houseman Way runs off Hopewell Street.
Kenbury Street, SE5 Kenbury Street is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Kerfield Crescent, SE5 Kerfield Crescent is a location in London.
Kerfield Place, SE5 Kerfield Place is in the Camberwell area
Kimpton Road, SE5 Kimpton Road is in the Camberwell area
Lamb House, SE5 Lamb House is a block on Camberwell Road
Lettsom Street, SE5 Lettsom Street is in the Camberwell area
Longleigh House, SE5 Longleigh House is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
Love Walk, SE5 Love Walk is part of Camberwell
Lowth Road, SE5 Lowth Road lies within the SE5 postal area
Madrigal Lane, SE5 Madrigal Lane is a location in Camberwell
Marianne Close, SE5 Marianne Close is a location in London.
Mary Datchelor Close, SE5 Mary Datchelor Close is in an area of Camberwell
Maude Road, SE5 Maude Road is a location in Camberwell
Mayward House, SE5 Mayward House is in the Camberwell area
McDowall Road, SE5 McDowall Road lies in Camberwell
Medlar Street, SE5 Medlar Street is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
Mirlees Court, SE5 Mirlees Court is sited on Coldharbour Lane
Moffat House, SE5 Moffat House is a block on Comber Grove
Morna Road, SE5 Morna Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Myatts Field Court, SE5 Myatts Field Court is a location in London.
Orpheus Street, SE5 Orpheus Street, forms part of the London suburb of Camberwell
Sansom Street, SE5 Sansom Street lies in Camberwell
Scena Way, SE5 Scena Way is in the Camberwell area
St Giles House, SE5 St Giles House is in an area of Camberwell
St Giles Road, SE5 St Giles Road is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
Valmar Road, SE5 Valmar Road lies within the SE5 postal area.
Valmar Trading Estate, SE5 Valmar Trading Estate is a location in London.
Vicarage Grove, SE5 Vicarage Grove is in the Camberwell area
Warner Road, SE5 Warner Road is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area
Wilson Road, SE5 Wilson Road is in the Camberwell part of the SE5 area

NEARBY PUBS
Amaryllis This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hermits cave This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hollington club for young people This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Joiners arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Nags head p h This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Old dispensary This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Stormbird This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The grand union This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The planet nollywood This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Sun Of Camberwell This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The tiger This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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Camberwell

Camberwell is a district of south London, England, and forms part of the London Borough of Southwark. It is a built-up inner city district located nearly three miles southeast of Charing Cross.

It was already a substantial settlement with a church when mentioned in the Domesday Book, and was the parish church for a large area including Dulwich and Peckham. It was held by Haimo the Sheriff (of Kent).

Up to the mid-nineteenth century, Camberwell was visited by Londoners for its rural tranquillity and the reputed healing properties of its mineral springs. Like much of inner South London, Camberwell was transformed by the arrival of the railways in the 1860s.

Camberwell today is a mixture of relatively well preserved Georgian and 20th-century housing, including a number of tower blocks. Camberwell Grove, Grove Lane and Addington Square have some of London's most elegant and well-preserved Georgian houses. The crossroads at the centre of Camberwell is the site of Camberwell Green, a very small area of common land which was once a traditional village green on which was held an annual fair of ancient origin which rivalled that of Greenwich. An extensive range of bus routes have stops at Camberwell Green.

The Camberwell Beauty is a butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa) which is rarely found in the UK - it is so named because two examples were first identified on Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell in 1748.

A large mosaic of the Camberwell Beauty used to adorn the Samuel Jones paper factory on Southampton Way. The paper factory has since been demolished but the mosaic was removed and re-installed on the side of Lynn Boxing Club on Wells Way.


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Amelia Street
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Camberwell Public Baths - now Camberwel Leisure Centre (2005)
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