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1. Peckham – Peckham is a district of south-east London, England,3.5 miles south-east of Charing Cross. At the 2001 Census the Peckham ward of the London Borough of Southwark had a population of 11,381. Peckham was originally part of the parish of Camberwell, which became the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, and also included Camberwell, Dulwich, Nunhead. Peckham is a Saxon place name meaning the village of the River Peck, 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 and it was held by the Bishop of Lisieux from Odo of Bayeux. Its Domesday assets were,2 hides and it had land for 1 plough,2 acres of meadow. The manor was owned by King Henry I, who gave it to his son Robert, when Robert married the heiress to Camberwell the two manors were united under royal ownership. King John probably hunted at Peckham and local anecdotes suggest that the right to a fair was granted to celebrate a particularly good days sport. The fair grew to be a major event lasting three weeks until its abolition in 1827. Peckham became popular as a residential area by the 16th century. By the 18th century the area was a commercial centre. Peckham also boasted extensive market gardens and orchards growing produce for the markets of London. Local produce included melons, figs and grapes, the formal gardens of the Peckham Manor House, rebuilt in 1672 by Sir Thomas Bond were particularly noticeable and can be seen on the Rocque map of 1746. The manor house was sacked in 1688, as its then owner Sir Henry Bond was a Roman Catholic, the house was finally demolished in 1797 for the formation of Peckham Hill Street, as the Shard family developed the area. Today Shards Terrace, the block that contains Manzes Pie and Mash shop, 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 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. In 1767 William Blake visited Peckham Rye and had a vision of an angel in a tree, in 1993, at the request of the Dulwich Festival, artist Stan Peskett painted a mural of Blakes vision next to the Goose Green playground in East Dulwich. At the beginning of the 19th century, Peckham was a small, quiet, since 1744 stagecoaches had travelled with an armed guard between Peckham and London to give protection from highwaymen
2. All Saints Church, Peckham – All Saints Church is an Evangelical Anglican church in Blenheim Grove, Peckham, London. It is part of Camberwell Deanery within the Anglican Diocese of Southwark in the Church of England, on the verge of closing down in 1996 due to a dwindling congregation, the church has grown rapidly over the last decade and now has a membership of over 400 adults. The church started in 1867, when Peckham was a village on the edge of Camberwell, within a few years the church had grown from about 20 people, meeting in the vicars sitting room, to over 600 adults in the congregation. There was also a service for 800 children on Sunday afternoons. The church hall and the building were completed in 1872. The church has pews for around 400 people, with space in the aisles for an additional 150 to 200 people. The church grew rapidly in the early 20th century but, like many inner-city London churches, by the mid-1990s, the church congregation had fallen in number to a small handful of members. The church was no longer viable and plans were made to sell the land for housing, in 1996, a last-ditch effort was made to save the church. The diocese appointed the Revd Bob Hurley as vicar, Hurley believed that God had a plan that All Saints could be full again on Sundays and, with the rest of the small congregation, was determined to fight the closure plans. The then Bishop of Southwark agreed to Hurleys proposal that two years he would double the congregation of 20 people and install a heating system in the church or else the church would close. Hurley rose to the challenge and both targets were achieved within six months - the threat of closure was removed and the church grew rapidly in the years that followed, Hurley has recorded the turnaround in a book. In 2002, Hurley moved to five rural parishes near Salisbury, during his time as vicar the number of people attending All Saints grew considerably, the staff team expanded and the outreach and public profile of the church increased significantly. Orr-Ewing stepped down as vicar in May 2010 to lead a new church in Buckinghamshire and his final service was broadcast live on BBC1 as a Pentecost service. Two further services, BBC Songs of Praise services, Peckham Praise and Urban Hope, were recorded and broadcast in September 2010. In July 2011, All Saints welcomed the Revd Jonathan Mortimer as their new vicar, Mortimer spent the previous four years working with churches across Britain for ‘Through Faith Missions’, an organisation helping churches with their local mission. Before that he was a rector in a parish of four churches in Crawley. Leaders taking part in the service included Simon Hughes MP, the Bishop of Southwark, Shadrach Ofosuware, the Borough Police Commander, Patrick Regan, Phil Stokes, during the service, a text message of support was sent by London Mayor, Boris Johnson. All Saints has two services each Sunday, a service at 10. 30am and an evening service at 6pm
3. Peckham (UK Parliament constituency) – Peckham was a borough constituency in South London which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Elections were held using the first-past-the-post voting system and it was created for the 1885 general election and abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was replaced by the new constituency of Camberwell and Peckham. The constituency was, by the time of its abolition, a safe Labour seat and it was held for the last thirteen years of its existence by Harriet Harman, who went on to become the deputy leader of the Labour Party. 1885-1918, The wards of North Peckham and South Peckham, 1918-1950, The Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell wards of Clifton, Goldsmith, Nunhead, Rye Lane, St Marys, and The Rye. 1950-1974, The Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell wards of Addington, Clifton, Coburg, Goldsmith, Marlborough, North Peckham, St Georges, St Giles, St Marys, The West, and Town Hall. 1974-1983, The London Borough of Southwark wards of Brunswick, Burgess, Consort, Faraday, Friary, Newington, 1983-1997, The London Borough of Southwark wards of Barset, Brunswick, Consort, Faraday, Friary, Liddle, Newington, and St Giles. Endorsed by Coalition Government Southwark local elections List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, compiled and edited by F. W. S
4. Desmond's – Desmonds is a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmonds became Channel 4s longest-running sitcom, the first series was shot in 1988, with the first episode broadcast in January 1989. The show was made in and set in Peckham, London, conceived and co-written by Trix Worrell, and produced by Charlie Hanson and Humphrey Barclay, this series starred Norman Beaton as barber Desmond Ambrose. Desmonds shop was a place for an assortment of local characters. The characters had aspirations and were socially mobile, the vast majority of the crew were also black. Much of the success of the came from the dynamics. The Ambroses are the family around which the show was built. Desmond Ambrose was the character and owner of the barbershop named after him. His friends and family occasionally make reference to his poor barbering skills, Desmond constantly talked about retiring and returning home to Guyana for good, although Shirley was reluctant to go with him. In the spin-off Porkpie, it was revealed that Desmond had died, Shirley Ambrose, Desmonds wife and mother of their three children, often solved the problems of the other characters. Shirley was the member of the Ambrose family not to appear in an episode of the spin-off Porkpie as it was revealed that she had gone back to live in Guyana. Michael Ambrose, Desmond and Shirleys eldest son, was an assistant bank manager, unlike the rest of the Ambrose family, he was not introduced until the second episode, when Shirley suggested that Desmond go to the bank and get a loan to renovate the shop. Gloria Ambrose was the daughter of Desmond and Shirley. She had dreams of becoming a fashion writer, Sean Ambrose was the youngest child, who frequently rapped and was experienced in computer use. Augustus Neapolitan Cleveland Porkpie Grant was a friend of Desmonds. His nickname derived from his habit of wearing a porkpie hat. His wife Gwendolyn had left him years earlier after catching him in bed with her best friend Hyacinth Green. Porkpies wife went to live in Canada, taking their two daughters with her
5. Peckham Library – Peckham Library is a library and community building situated in Peckham in south-east London. It was designed by Alsop and Störmer and won the Stirling Prize for Architecture in 2000 and it is a striking building best imagined as an inverted capital letter L, with the upper part supported by thin steel pillars set at apparently random angles. The exterior is clad with pre-patinated copper, the Stirling prize judges were impressed with the buildings approach. Alsop has taken the plan footprint of a library and elevated it to create a public space beneath the building. The remaining, supporting buildings on the ground and 1st floors house the information, the library opened to the public on March 8,2000, with an official opening by Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith, on May 15,2000. The building attracted 500,000 visitors in its first year of opening in the wake of its receipt of the prize and this has dropped to approximately 420,000 for 2006. Peckham Library on Southwark Council site Peckham Library & Media Centre architecture page on Open University site Peckham Library, London, UK guide on BBC h2g2 site
6. Obalende Suya Express Restaurant – Obalende Suya Express, Obalende Suya or Suya Express is a Nigerian restaurant in London, England. The restaurant has two branches, one, a takeaway located 43 Peckham High Street, Peckham, not far west from Peckham Library and a restaurant located at 523 Kingsland Road in Dalston, Hackney. It is named after Obalende, a neighborhood on Lagos Island in Lagos, Nigeria and suya, the restaurant was founded in the summer of 1987 and opened its first branch in 1991, opening the Peckham High Street outlet in the summer of 1992. The restaurant is popular amongst the African nationals and serves African and Caribbean cuisine, the restaurant serves a variety of grilled meats, various lamb, chicken, beef and goat dishes and more exotic meats such as crocodile and shark. The restaurant also has some interesting starter dishes, including stewed snails with onions, London Eating, a restaurant review website says of the Obalende Suya, the suya is the best you can get in London, authentic, very fresh, made right in front of you. The downside is that it takes a time before you get your order. The motto of its takeaway is, We dont sell fast food, we sell good food fast
7. Only Fools and Horses – Only Fools and Horses is a British television sitcom created and written by John Sullivan. Seven series were originally broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom from 1981 to 1991, episodes are regularly repeated on UKTV comedy channel Gold and occasionally repeated on BBC One. After Pearces death in 1984, his character was replaced by Del, backed by a strong supporting cast, the series follows the Trotters highs and lows in life, in particular their attempts to get rich. The show achieved high ratings, and the 1996 episode Time on Our Hands holds the record for the highest UK audience for a sitcom episode. It was voted Britains Best Sitcom in a 2004 BBC poll, the series influenced British culture, contributing several words and phrases to the English language. It spawned a range of merchandise, including books, videos, DVDs, toys. A spin-off series, The Green Green Grass, ran for four series in the UK from 2005 to 2009, a prequel, Rock & Chips, ran for three specials in 2010 and 2011. A special Sport Relief episode aired in March 2014, guest starring David Beckham, a new five-part documentary series titled The Story of Only Fools and Horses, will air later in 2017 on Gold. The new series features rare and unseen footage from the Trotter archives and specially re-created moments from Del Boys family and their mother, Joan, died when Rodney was young, and their father Reg absconded soon afterwards, so Del became Rodneys surrogate father and the family patriarch. Despite the difference in age, personality and outlook, the share a constant bond throughout. Initially, Del Boy, Rodney and Grandad were the only regulars, along with the occasional appearances of dopey roadsweeper Trigger. Over time, the cast expanded, mostly in the form of regulars at the local pub The Nags Head and these included pub landlord Mike, lorry driver Denzil, youthful spiv Mickey Pearce and Boycies flirtatious wife Marlene. Although the show centred on the Trotter family, these characters became popular in their own right, contributing to the plots. As the series progressed, the scope of the plots expanded, many early episodes were largely self-contained, with few plot-lines mentioned again, but the show developed a story arc and an ongoing episodic dimension. The character of Grandad died following the death of Lennard Pearce, after years of fruitless searching, both Del and Rodney find long-term love, in the form of Raquel and Cassandra respectively, Del also has a son with Raquel, Damien. Rodney and Cassandra marry, separate and then get together again. Cassandra miscarries, but then she and Rodney eventually have a baby, Rodney finds out who his real father was. The Trotters finally become millionaires, lose their fortune, and then some of it
8. Peckham by-election, 1908 – The Peckham by-election,1908 was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Peckham in the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, London on 24 March 1908. The seat was won by the opposition Conservative Party candidate, a gain from the Liberal Party who had won a majority at the 1906 general election. The by-election was caused by the death of the sitting Liberal MP, Charles Goddard Clarke, Clarke had won the seat from the Conservatives at the 1906 general election with a majority of 2,339 votes. The Liberal Party were described as quite unprepared for the election, a decision was taken not to consider the nomination until after Clarkes funeral. A special meeting of the Peckham Liberal, Radical and Progressive Association was held on 12 March, thomas Gautrey, a member of the Liberal-backed Progressive Party that controlled the London County Council was selected. Gautrey, a teacher and member of the London School Board, was secretary of the London Teachers Association. He was a resident of Peckham, and had represented the area on the county council since 1904. The Conservative Party had selected Henry Cubitt Gooch, a Moderate Party councillor representing the neighbouring Dulwich on the London County Council as their parliamentary candidate. The Moderate Party formed the opposition on the county council, and were allied to the parliamentary Conservatives, Gooch had represented Peckham on the London School Board from 1897 until 1904, when the board was abolished. His candidacy was approved at a meeting of the Peckham Conservative Association on 12 March. It was anticipated that the Labour Party would nominate a candidate, the party had not contested parliamentary elections in Peckham, but had begun to organise in the area. W. T. Kelly of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, the Camberwell Socialist Council decided on 15 March not to put forward a candidate, as it was felt that this would lead to a split in the anti-Conservative vote. Goochs campaign centred on opposition to the policies of the Liberal government of Henry Campbell-Bannerman, in particular he attacked the provisions of the Licensing Act 1906 and proposed education reforms. The Licensed Victuallers Association pledged to support Gooch, there was controversy when it emerged that Meuxs Brewery had made two large donations to the Conservative campaign, and the cheques were immediately returned. Gooch was also a proponent of Imperial Preference and was supported by the Tariff Reform League. Gautrey, in his address, made clear his support for free trade. He was in favour of womens suffrage, land reform, and he was opposed to the hereditary principle in the Legislature and would support any legislation that curbed the powers of the House of Lords. Gautrey was supported by the Womens Freedom League and the Free Trade Union, polling opened at 8 a. m. although party organisers began work two hours earlier
9. Peckham Platform – Peckham Platform is a public art gallery in London that commissions and exhibits work by contemporary artists, usually in collaboration with local community groups. Funders for the new venture, originally called Peckham Space, included Arts Council England and Southwark Council, as well as UAL. In 2013, the gallery became independent from Camberwell College of Arts, changing its name and, through the formation of a Board of Trustees, established itself as a charitable institution. Peckham Platforms founding director is Emily Druiff, whose career as a curator. Since its founding in 2009, Peckham Platform has established a programme of commissioning new work for exhibitions by British. Integral to Peckham Platforms exhibition programme is its work in art education. Peckham Platform has charitable status under UK law and is governed by a Board of Trustees
10. Queens Road Peckham railway station – Queens Road Peckham railway station is in the London Borough of Southwark and also serves the area to the east of Peckham, in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is on the South London Line between Peckham Rye and South Bermondsey, and trains also go to Croydon via various routes and it is on the road of that name and is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station opened with the line on 13 August 1866, and had two side platforms and an intermediate centre platform to serve the third centre line. Until 1911 passenger trains ran to the East London Line, stopping at Old Kent Road and this link was re-instated on 9 December 2012 by London Overground. The present island platform dates from the 1970s which is on a viaduct with the line, there are 48 steps leading to it, the station exits on to Queens Road in Peckham. Train times and station information for Queens Road Peckham railway station from National Rail Station information from Southern
11. Rock & Chips – Rock & Chips is a British television comedy-drama and a prequel to the sitcom Only Fools and Horses. Set in 1960s Peckham, it primarily on the lives of Del Trotter, Freddie Robdal and Joan. Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Rodney in Only Fools and Horses, plays Robdal alongside James Buckley, Kellie Bright, Shaun Dingwall, the Shazam Productions and BBC co-production was written by Only Fools and Horses creator John Sullivan, directed by Dewi Humphreys and produced by Gareth Gwenlan. The 90 minute production was conceived in 1997 and commissioned in 2003, with the established in the final episode of Only Fools. It was shelved and Only Fools and Horses spin-off The Green Green Grass was developed, filming began in October in London and the production was first broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD on 24 January 2010. It was the second most watched programme of the day and gained mixed reviews from critics, the story starts in February 1960, by setting up the characters. Joan Trotter is in a marriage with the work-shy Reg. Her 15-year-old son Derek, often shortened to Del Boy, and his friends Boycie, Trigger, Jumbo Mills and new-in-town Denzil are still in school, following an increase in the school leaving age. She works at the cinema with Triggers aunt Renee Turpin and Raymond for cinema manager Ernie Rayner. Convicted thief Freddie Robdal has just been released from Dartmoor Prison and returned to Peckham with explosives expert Gerald Jelly Kelly. At the Town Hall, Joan asks Mr Johnson about applying for a flat in the new estate, she is told she is unlikely to get a tenancy. At the Nags Head, Freddie and Reg meet, and Reg invites him to his house to continue drinking, after meeting Joan and buying her a drink, Freddie realises that she is a Trotter, a family he has a dislike for. After they return to the Trotters house, Freddie shows his affection for Joan, at the cinema, Joan is promoted to part-time assistant manager and Rayner tells her that the safe sometimes contains over £2,000 at weekends. She later tells Freddie, after he goes round to her house to offer Reg some work and they talk about art, and he invites her to his house-warming party. In March, Joan has a Marilyn Monroe hairstyle and the safe at the cinema is broken into. Ahead of the party, Freddie gives Reg the use of his car, to return unused decorating materials to Guildford and he takes his father, Renee and they run out of petrol on the way, leaving Freddie and Joan the only ones at the party. They dance, and Freddie admits that he wanted to be alone with Joan so they could talk about art and they end the night by sleeping together. In June, Renee accompanies Joan to a pregnancy testing clinic, on their journey home, Renee tells Joan about Freddies time in prison and she realises he burgled the cinema