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The ARP Report giving details of the damage caused by a V2 Rocket on the 14 February 1945:- This very serious Rocket Attack occurred when the V2 struck Waite Street and the junction of Trafalgar Avenue Following details obtained from Camberwell ARP records : A LRR penetrated a 3 storey houses at the SW angle of Trafalgar Av with Waite Street, forming a crater at ground level about 40 feet across by 10 foot deep. Blast caused the complete demolishing of 12 4 storey ’neo Greek’ type of terrace houses of poor construction erected about 90 years previously. Damage beyond repair to about 25 similar properties adjoining the crater and damage calling for first aid repairs to properties within a s radius of about 200 yards of the crater. Rescue operations were concerned with the release of 10 trapped casualties which were found by dogs. Initial

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VIEW THE PECKHAM AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE PECKHAM AREA IN THE 1860s
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Peckham

Peckham is a district located in the London Borough of Southwark. It is situated 3.5 miles south-east of Charing Cross.

Peckham is a Saxon place name meaning the village of the River Peck, a small stream that ran through the district until it was enclosed in 1823. Archaeological evidence indicates earlier Roman occupation in the area, although the name of this settlement is lost.

Peckham appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Pecheham. It was held by the Bishop of Lisieux from the Bishop of Bayeux. The manor was owned by King Henry I who gave it to his son Robert, Earl of Gloucester. When Robert married the heiress to Camberwell the two manors were united under royal ownership.

Peckham became popular as a wealthy residential area by the 16th century. By the 18th century the area was a more commercial centre and attracted industrialists who wanted to avoid paying the expensive rents in central London. Peckham also boasted extensive market gardens and orchards growing produce for the nearby markets of London.

The village was the last stopping point for many cattle drovers taking their livestock for sale in London. The drovers stayed in the local inns (such as The Red Cow) while the cattle were safely secured overnight in holding pens. Most of the villagers were agricultural or horticultural workers but with the early growth of the suburbs an increasing number worked in the brick industry that exploited the local London Clay.

At the beginning of the 19th century Peckham was a 'small, quiet, retired village surrounded by fields'. Since 1744 stagecoaches had travelled with an armed guard between Peckham and London to give protection from highwaymen. The rough roads constrained traffic so a branch of the Grand Surrey Canal was proposed as a route from the Thames to Portsmouth. The canal was built from Surrey Commercial Docks to Peckham before the builders ran out of funds in 1826.

Before Peckham Rye railway station was opened in 1865 the area had developed around two centres: north and south. In the north, housing spread out to the south of the Old Kent Road including Peckham New Town built on land owned by the Hill family (from whom the name Peckham Hill Street derives). In the south, large houses were built to the west of the common land called Peckham Rye and the lane that led to it.

North Peckham was heavily redeveloped in the 1960s, consisting mainly of high-rise flats to rehouse people from dilapidated old houses. It was popular on its completion for offering a high quality and modern standing of living. However, high unemployment and a lack of economic opportunities led to urban decay and a period of decline in the late 1970s. The North Peckham Estate became one of the most deprived residential areas in Western Europe. Vandalism, graffiti, arson attacks, burglaries, robberies and muggings were commonplace, and the area became an archetypal London sink estate. As a result, the area was subjected to a £290 million regeneration programme in the late 1990s and early 2000s. By 2002, 90% of the redevelopment was complete. The new homes were better laid out and offered improved security.

Since the 1990s the European Union has invested heavily in the regeneration of the area; partly funding the futuristic, award-winning Peckham Library, a new town square and swathes of new housing to replace the North Peckham Estate. Throughout the area state funding is being provided to improve the housing stock and renovate the streets. This includes funding for public arts projects like the Tom Phillips mosaics on the wall of the Peckham Experiment restaurant and the South London Gallery.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Angel Oak Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ann Bernadt Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Bellenden Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Camelot Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
City of London Academy (Southwark):   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
East Peckham Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Grove Children & Family Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Harris Academy Peckham:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Harris Primary Free School Peckham:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Haymerle School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
John Donne Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Nell Gwynn Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Peckham:   Peckham is a district located in the London Borough of Southwark. It is situated 3.5 miles south-east of Charing Cross.
Peckham Rye:   Peckham Rye is Cockney rhyming slang for tie (necktie).
Phoenix Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Rye Oak Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
South Bermondsey Children and Parents Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Southwark Inclusive Learning Service (Sils):   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
St Francis RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St James the Great Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St John’s and St Clement’s Primary School Co Hearing Impaired Unit:   Miscellaneous
St Johns’ and St Clements Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Surrey Linear Canal Park:   
The Belham Primary School:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
The Villa:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 7.
Treasure House London Cic:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
Tuke School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abercorn Way, SE1 · Achilles Close, SE1 · Acorn Parade, SE15 · Adys Road, SE15 · Albert Way, SE15 · Almond Close, SE15 · Alpha Street, SE15 · Amott Road, SE15 · Anstey Road, SE15 · Applegarth House, SE15 · Argyle Way, SE16 · Ashleigh Mews, SE15 · Ashmore Close, SE15 · Atwell Road, SE15 · Austins Court, SE15 · Avocet Close, SE1 · Avondale Rise, SE15 · Avondale Square, SE1 · Aylesbury House, SE15 · Aylesham Centre, SE15 · Bamber Road, SE15 · Banfield Road, SE15 · Bargain Centre, SE15 · Basing Court, SE15 · Beaton Close, SE15 · Bellend Road, SE15 · Bellenden Road, SE15 · Bewick Mews, SE15 · Bianca Road, SE15 · Bird In Bush Road, SE15 · Bishop Wilfred Wood Close, SE15 · Blackpool Road, SE15 · Blakes Road, SE15 · Blenheim Grove, SE15 · Boathouse Walk, SE15 · Bonar Road, SE15 · Bournemouth Road, SE15 · Branch Street, SE15 · Brideale Close, SE15 · Brodie Street, SE1 · Buller Close, SE15 · Burcher Gale Grove, SE15 · Bushwood Drive, SE1 · Cadet Drive, SE1 · Calypso Crescent, SE15 · Canal Grove, SE15 · Carden Road, SE15 · Cardine Mews, SE15 · Carlton Grove, SE15 · Catlin Street, SE16 · Cator Street, SE15 · Caversham House, SE15 · Central Buildings, SE15 · Cerise Road, SE15 · Chadwick Road, SE15 · Chadwick Road, SE5 · Chandler Way, SE15 · Chaucer Drive, SE1 · Choumert Grove, SE15 · Choumert Mews, SE15 · Choumert Road, SE15 · Cicely Road, SE15 · Clayton Road, SE15 · Colegrove Road, SE15 · Collyer Place, SE15 · Colmore Mews, SE15 · Commercial Way, SE15 · Consort Road, SE15 · Coopers Road, SE1 · Copeland Road, SE15 · Copleston Mews, SE15 · Copleston Road, SE15 · Coplestone Passage, SE15 · Corbden Close, SE15 · Costa Street, SE15 · Cronin Street, SE15 · Danby Street, SE15 · Daniel Gardens, SE15 · Davey Street, SE15 · Denman Road, SE15 · Dewar Street, SE15 · Draymans Mews, SE5 · East Dulwich Road, SE15 · East Point, SE1 · East Surrey Grove, SE15 · Ebley Close, SE15 · Edgar Wallace Close, SE15 · Elcot Avenue, SE15 · Elm Grove, SE15 · Esmeralda Road, SE1 · Ethnard Road, SE15 · Everthorpe Road, SE15 · Farriers Mews, SE15 · Fenham Road, SE15 · Fenwick Grove, SE15 · Fenwick Road, SE15 · Finch Mews, SE15 · Fortune Place, SE1 · Frank Mews, SE1 · Freda Corbett Close, SE15 · Frensham Street, SE15 · Friary Road, SE15 · Furley Road, SE15 · Gandolfi Street, SE15 · Garnies Close, SE15 · Glengall Road, SE15 · Glengall Terrace, SE15 · Godman Road, SE15 · Goldsmith Road, SE15 · Goldsmith Street, SE15 · Gowlett Road, SE15 · Granville Square, SE15 · Green Hundred Road, SE15 · Grenard Close, SE15 · Grummant Road, SE15 · Hanover Park, SE15 · Harders Road, SE15 · Harmony Place, SE1 · Haymerle Road, SE15 · Heaton Road, SE15 · Highshore Road, SE15 · Hinckley Road, SE15 · Holbeck Row, SE15 · Holly Grove, SE15 · Hordle Promenade West, SE15 · Howden Street, SE15 · Huguenot Square, SE15 · Hyndman Street, SE15 · Innes Street, SE15 · Jowett Street, SE15 · Kelly Avenue, SE15 · Keston Road, SE15 · Kincaid Road, SE15 · Kinsale Road, SE15 · Kotree way, SE1 · Latona Road, SE15 · Ledbury Street, SE15 · Leontine Close, SE15 · Livesey Place, SE15 · Longfellow Way, SE1 · Longhope Close, SE15 · Lovegrove Street, SE1 · Lympstone Gardens, SE15 · Lynbrook Grove, SE15 · Lyndhurst Grove, SE15 · Lyndhurst Grove, SE5 · Lyndhurst Square, SE15 · Lyndhurst Way, SE15 · Lynton Road, SE1 · Maismore Street, SE15 · Malt Street, SE1 · Manaton Close, SE15 · Marlborough Grove, SE1 · Marmont Road, SE15 · Marsden Road, SE15 · Maxted Road, SE15 · Maya Close, SE15 · McDermott Road, SE15 · Meeting House Lane, SE15 · Melon Road, SE15 · Moncrieff Place, SE15 · Moncrieff Street, SE15 · Moody Road, SE15 · Morley House, SE15 · Mortlock Close, SE15 · Murdock Street, SE15 · Muschamp Road, SE15 · Naylor Road, SE15 · Nazareth Gardens, SE15 · Neate Street, SE15 · Neville Close, SE15 · Nigel Road, SE15 · Nile Terrace, SE15 · Nunhead Crescent, SE15 · Nunhead Lane, SE15 · Nutbrook Street, SE15 · Nutcroft Road, SE15 · Nutt Street, SE15 · Oglander Road, SE15 · Old James Street, SE15 · Old Kent Road, SE14 · Oliver Mews, SE15 · Olmar Street, SE1 · Ondine Road, SE15 · Ophir Terrace, SE15 · Ossory Road, SE1 · Oxenford Street, SE15 · Oxley Close, SE1 · Pearse Street, SE15 · Peckham Bus Station, SE15 · Peckham Grove, SE15 · Peckham High Street, SE15 · Peckham Hill Street, SE15 · Peckham Park Road, SE15 · Peckham Rye, SE15 · Peckham Square, SE15 · Pencraig Way, SE15 · Pennethorne Road, SE15 · Pentridge Street, SE15 · Philip Walk, SE15 · Pioneer Street, SE15 · Portbury Close, SE15 · Radnor Road, SE15 · Reading House, SE15 · Reedham Street, SE15 · Relf Road, SE15 · Robert Keen Close, SE15 · Rollins St Scaffold Yard, SE15 · Rolls Road, SE1 · Rosemary Road, SE15 · Rowcross Street, SE1 · Ruby Street, SE15 · Ruby Triangle, SE15 · Ryder Drive, SE16 · Rye Lane, SE15 · Rye Passage, SE15 · Samuel Jones Industrial Estate, SE15 · Samuel Street, SE15 · Sandgate Street, SE15 · Sandison Street, SE15 · Sandlings Close, SE15 · Scylla Road, SE15 · Shelley Close, SE15 · Sheppard Drive, SE16 · Sherwood Gardens, SE16 · Shurland Gardens, SE15 · Sidmouth House Lindley Estate, SE15 · Sister Mabel’s Way, SE15 · Six Bridges Trading Estate, SE1 · Soames Street, SE15 · St Georges Mews, SE1 · St Georges Way, SE15 · Staffordshire Street, SE15 · Sternhall Lane, SE15 · Stevenson Crescent, SE16 · Stevenson Cresent, SE16 · Studios, N17 · Sturdy Road, SE15 · Sumner Avenue, SE15 · Sumner Road, SE15 · Talfourd Place, SE15 · Talfourd Road, SE15 · Talfourd Road, SE5 · Tenda Road, SE16 · The Market, SE15 · Tovy House, SE1 · Trafalgar Avenue, SE15 · Troy Town Community Centre, SE15 · Troy Town Flats, SE15 · Unwin Close, SE15 · Verney Way, SE16 · Waghorn Street, SE15 · Waite Street, SE15 · Watling Street, SE15 · Watts Street, SE15 · Weald Close, SE16 · Wentworth Crescent, SE15 · Whorlton Road, SE15 · Willowbrook Road, SE15 · Windspoint Drive, SE15 · Wingfield Street, SE15 · Witcombe Point, SE15 · Wivenhoe Close, SE15 · Wood Dene, SE15 · Woods Road, SE15 · Workshop Rear Of Waveney House, SE15 ·
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