Camberwell news and chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mango5, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Active Member

    Anyone any idea what they are doing on that bit of green on Camberwell new road by John Ruskin street opposite the Black Sheep? Boarding has gone up and tons of earth brought in.
     
  2. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Housing.

    I went to a meeting/consultation about the redevelopment of St Agnes Place a while back & there were people from Southwark there talking about that. Unsurprisingly it looks shite and they're cutting all the trees down (but they're planting new ones so apparently this makes it acceptable).
     
  3. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Active Member

    That's a shame, I guess as there's another green down John Ruskin street that makes it ok.

    Incidently I saw loads of trees being planted in Peckham yesterday
     
  4. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    That bit of green on Camberwell New Road was not very pleasant, and it is right next to Kennington Park. Do you have any idea what the new buildings will be like?

    In other news, apparently Lucas Gardens has been 'saved' from sell-off (it's likely that the council buildings will go to the Arts college). And the Elephant Shopping Centre will be with us for longer than we thought. :hmm:
     
  5. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Oh, and the Council have approved plans to redevelop the snooker hall site (pic below), and a meeting to discuss redevelopment of the United Reformed Church (on the corner of Grove Lane and Love Walk) is this evening.
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  6. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    I saw the plans and unsurprisingly they looked horrible. They had the minimum legal amount of Social Housing allowed too.

    I preferred the green.

    Also, I've had a quick google and I can't find anything about it. A very quick google though, mind.
     
  7. Stoat Boy

    Stoat Boy Banned Banned


    That will be a sad day.

    Spent some interesting times in that place. Grotty snooker halls are what South London used to be all about :(
     
  8. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Active Member

    No nor could I
     
  9. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Looks like the Tapas place has opened. Got to be worth a try; "Angels and Gypsies" looks a bit upmarket for frequent visits. From the changes in shops, pubs and restaurants in the last couple of years I can't tell whether Camberwell is on the up or on the rocks :hmm:
     
  10. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    I ate in at the kebab place between the Buckle and Noodel City the other night. Highly recommended. :)
     
  11. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Always busy, that kebab place. I think it's a shame that the Silver Buckle closed.
     
  12. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Sadly I never actually went in there.
     
  13. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    I did, it had quite a pleasant atmosphere. But there were better pubs for twiggy beer bores like me elsewhere around here.

    eta. It's the Christmas market on Camberwell Green on Saturday. Gotta be worth a look.
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  14. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

    That snooker hall used to be one of the three cinemas in Camberwell - if only it could be returned to a cinema. Architecture looks a bit brutal but I guess its better than the run down appearance of the snooker hall.

    According to this article - http://www.southwarknews.co.uk/00,news,15864,185,00.htm the snooker facilities will still take place in the basement
     
  15. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Which 3 cinemas? There used to be loads in the area during the inter-war years.
     
  16. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    The Golden Grill is great. Haven't been there for ages, but used to be a good place to get after hours booze from.
     
  17. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    I prefer eating in at Bolu Kebab, just round the corner & across the road, but the food at the one we're talking about is pretty damn good, just the back room for eating in isn't.
     
  18. Stoat Boy

    Stoat Boy Banned Banned


    I only remember it as a snooker hall.

    I can remember the old cinema at the junction of Cold Harbour Lane and Denmark Hill and even have vague recollections of going to see films there but then it closed and became 'Dicky Dirts' (at least thats how I think its spelt)

    Where was the other one ? On the site of Butterfly walk ?
     
  19. sir.clip

    sir.clip Well-Known Member

    What a denim memory that is. I remember going there with my mum & dad so my mum could get dungarees.. Dicky dirts ruled.
    Any way i belive that was the old empire music hall pre dicky dirts.

    i think the Camberwell palace of varieties was on the spot of butterfly walk.

    on the 1913 Ordanance survey map I count a total of 4 picture house's..
     
  20. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    From a flickr site that boohoo recommended

    Camberwell Empire
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    Regal (ABC) Camberwell
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    Odeon Camberwell
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  21. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    OMG - I had forgotten about Dicky Dirts - my dad used to take us there - for shirts of course.... :D Blimey MASSIVE blast from the past... :eek:
     
  22. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Great pics. So the Odeon was the one that Stoat Boy mentioned at the junction of Coldharbour and Denmark? And this is where Nando's is now?
     
  23. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I used to go to the Dicky Dirts in Fulham. Had no idea there was one in Camberwell.
     
  24. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

    The Regal is still there on Camberwell Road but now is the bingo place

    This website - http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Camberwell.htm has further information on the Camberwell cinemas:

    "A little later, in the great days of the cinema, there was plenty of choice, around Camberwell Green for the weekly or twice weekly night out at the pictures. Both the Empire and the Camberwell Palace changed from live entertainment to films. The Empire was rebuilt in 1939 as one of the popular Odeon cinemas, with seating for 2,470. Also on Denmark Hill, on the site of Kwiksave, there was the Golden Domes, later known as the Rex and then as the Essoldo. Across the road, on the site of the Post Office, was the Bijou, known to locals as the Bye Joe. The New Grand Hall Cinematograph Theatre in Camberwell New Road, opened in 1912, had seating for 840 people. The Coronet was a small cinema in Wells Way."
     
  25. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

  26. Stoat Boy

    Stoat Boy Banned Banned


    Yep although that first picture seems to me to be at the same location as well (unless I am missing something obvious)
     
  27. Dj TAB

    Dj TAB Mr Whippy

    ref The Oberon, Camberwizzle Green...

    Audio Sushi asked me to host NYE there this year, and for a while we were into the idea...

    ...A bit further down the line though, and having had a dig through the history of the place we felt it better not to be involved yet.

    The company that has bought it is the same as runs the Dogstar in Brixton, hence the connection.

    I may well do stuff there in the future, but will watch and see how they decide to run if first....
     
  28. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Yeah, it will be interesting to see how it turns out.
     
  29. corporate whore

    corporate whore oh, thought you were dead

    Were they planning on getting it open for NYE? Place is boarded up now, and stripped down to the original frontage - it used to be The Tiger :cool:
     
  30. se5

    se5 Well-Known Member

    yes when I walked by the other day I thought nye was a bit optimistics - it would be another few weeks' work at least to get it up to standard. This website - http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/63/6324/Oberon/Denmark_Hill - seems to suggest they had to do more than they originally planned
     

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