Memories of Camberwell Borough Council


This website is about Camberwell Borough Council that eventually became Southwark Council. If you have any photos, memories, or you remember any of the people mentioned I would love to hear from you, there are also other pages for your memories. If you wish to use any of the photos on this site or you wish to purchase any photos without the copyright logo please contact me at –   This site is constantly being updated

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This photo was taken in 1955 but I don’t know where the venue is.-5th on the left is Bert Plain (Governor) – 1st on the right and working along, Alf Bull, Harry Nockles, Bill Neville (General Foreman) & Fred Chinery (Parks Foreman) I don’t know anyone else in this photo, have you any ideas ?

Was you an employee ? What are your memories of life on the council ? What did you do ?  Do you have any old photos or cine film you would like to share ?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes and you would like to get in touch, please contact me, John Chinery, at



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2 Responses to Memories of Camberwell Borough Council

  1. Anne Dyson(Ncheke) says:

    I am a British Citizen and have been living in Lesotho, Southern Africa since 1983.
    I lived in Herne Hill and East Dulwich from 1940-1983. I attended Dulwich Hamlet Infant and Primary School before attending Mary Datchelor Grammar School for Girls.. from 1948-1955. I then went to Lincoln Teachers Training College from 1955- 1957.
    Whilst at Lincoln I studied History and wrote a thesis about Camberwell. My completed work was left at Dulwich Library where I thought it would be helpful for other Students in the area. I do not know if it is still there. I would be interested to find out.
    After qualifying as a teacher I taught for 2 years in Hampshire and then retuned to London, to work at Heber Road Primary School, East Dulwich. from 1959-1978.

    I have many memories of my time there and will be writing about them on the, ” East Dulwich Forum. ”
    Yours Faithfully Anne Dyson(Ncheke)

  2. Sue Akehurst says:

    Hi, I am trying to reach Pauline Goldsborough
    My mum is Joan Vernon nee Aylward, Pauline was a great friend as she was growing up and she would love to make contact.

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