Category Archives: Charlton History

Do you have photos of the Charlton Park prefabs?

An interesting museum has opened in Catford – the Prefab Museum, which is open until May on the Excalibur Estate and recreates the atmosphere of these temporary homes erected in the 1940s. See the Prefabs – Palaces For The People … Continue reading

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Charlton history: The story of High Combe

Ever wondered why there’s a blue plaque on the stately-looking house next to Our Lady of Grace School? Charlton Champion historian Peter Bone tells the tale of High Combe, which stands on Charlton Road… In the 19th century, Charlton Road, … Continue reading

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Get to know Charlton’s people and parks

A note from Carol Kenna at the Charlton Parks Reminiscence Project: After two years in the making The Charlton Parks Reminiscence Project is now complete and can be visited online at http://www.charltonparks.co.uk. There you will find stories and photographs looking … Continue reading

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Charlton: Where London’s last trams went to die

Sixty years ago today, in the early hours of the morning, London’s last tram pulled into New Cross depot from Woolwich. Once a much-loved part of the capital’s transport system, the rattly old trams were deemed uneconomic to replace after … Continue reading

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Charlton Lido: A bit of Charlton’s history is coming back

Behind all that rubble, something is stirring… but what exactly is happening with the redevelopment of Charlton Lido? Well, the good news is that by all accounts, it’s on course to reopen next month after a number of years out … Continue reading

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Buy a piece of Charlton drinking – and football – history

Fancy owning a little bit of a vanished Charlton pub? The sign from the demolished Valley boozer on Elliscombe Road has gone up for sale on eBay to raise funds for work in the local community. The pub was opened … Continue reading

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Spooky goings-on at Charlton House this weekend

Once again, this Halloween Charlton House will play host to a ghostly performance by Phantasmagoria Events. Tours run every 15 mins on Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October between 7pm and 9pm. Every tour lasts one hour and tickets … Continue reading

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