This film is part of Free

Changing Face of Camberwell

Looking back at Camberwell's Victorian history, and forward to the future, this film captures the impact of changing architecture on local residents.

Documentary 1963 32 mins


Capturing a time when Victorian blocks were being demolished in favour of new towers, this poignant film makes strong arguments for progress, with an awareness of what was being lost in the process. Camberwell Green and Peckham Rye feature, as do churches and pubs now lost to time - showing that while much has changed, a sense of Camberwell's history remains evident on still familiar streets.

The tower block featured in this film, Lakanal House, was the site of a tragic fire in 2009.