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Peckham is a district of South London, England, within the London Borough of Southwark.wikipedia
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Peckham was originally part of the parish of Camberwell in Surrey, which became the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell within the County of London in 1889.
The name Camberwell was first applied to the Parish of St Giles, Camberwell, which included the village of Camberwell, and the hamlets of Peckham, Dulwich, Nunhead, and part of Herne Hill (the rest of Herne Hill was in the parish of Lambeth).

Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell

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Peckham was originally part of the parish of Camberwell in Surrey, which became the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell within the County of London in 1889.
They were the Liberty of Peckham to the east, the Hamlet of Dulwich to the southwest and the central division of Camberwell proper.

Sir Thomas Bond, 1st Baronet

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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 son of Dr. Thomas Bond (1580–1662), by his marriage to Catherine, daughter of John Osbaldeston, Bond was born about 1620 at Peckham.

East Dulwich

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In 1993, at the request of the Dulwich Festival, artist Stan Peskett painted a mural of Blake's vision next to the Goose Green playground in East Dulwich.
It forms the eastern part of Dulwich, with Peckham to the east and Camberwell to the north.

Grand Surrey Canal

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The rough roads constrained traffic so a branch of the Grand Surrey Canal was proposed as a route from the Thames to Portsmouth.
It opened to the Old Kent Road in 1807, to Camberwell in 1810, and to Peckham in 1826.

Thomas Tilling

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In 1851 Thomas Tilling started an innovative omnibus service from Peckham to London.
In January 1850, he purchased a horse bus together with the right to run four journeys a day between Peckham and Oxford Street.

Old Kent Road

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The area in the north, towards Old Kent Road, on land previously owned by the Hill family (from whom the name Peckham Hill Street was derived) was initially known as Peckham New Town, although it would later become synonymous with Peckham in general (and the "New Town" was abandoned).
The road appears on a map to form a boundary between Walworth, and Peckham to the south and Bermondsey to the north although the Bermondsey boundary runs along Rolls Road.

Peckham Boys

A gang operating in the area is the Peckham Boys.
The Peckham Boys, also referred to as Black Gang (due to its association with the colour black), are a multi-generational gang based in Peckham, South London.

Death of Damilola Taylor

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After the beginning of the regeneration, the estate gained nationwide notoriety in the media when 10-year-old Nigerian resident Damilola Taylor was stabbed to death on the estate on 27 November 2000.
On approaching the North Peckham Estate he received a gash to his left thigh, severing an artery.

2011 England riots

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Peckham was one of the areas where riots took place during the 2011 England riots.
The following days saw similar scenes in other parts of London, with the worst rioting taking place in Hackney, Brixton, Walthamstow, Peckham, Enfield, Battersea, Croydon, Ealing, Barking, Woolwich, Lewisham and East Ham.

Peckham Rye

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In 1767 William Blake visited Peckham Rye and had a vision of an angel in a tree.
Peckham Rye railway station on Rye Lane is a short distance north of the open space in Peckham.

The Peckham Experiment

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'The Peckham Experiment' recruited 950 families at one shilling (5p) a week.
George Scott Williamson (1884–1953) and Innes Hope Pearse (1889–1978), two doctors who later married, opened the Pioneer Health Centre in an area – Peckham, south east London, which was chosen because "this populace roughly represents a cross-section of the total populace of the nation with as widely differing a cultural admixture as it is possible to find in any circumscribed metropolitan area" – in a house in Queen's Road SE5 in 1926.

Bellenden Road

Bellenden Road is an area of small independent shops.
The local area around it, situated between Peckham, Camberwell and East Dulwich, is known as Bellenden.

Spike Surplus Scheme

A squatted social centre called the Spike Surplus Scheme ran from 1998 until being evicted by the council in 2009.
The Spike Surplus Scheme was a community-run self-managed social centre in a squatted building in Peckham, South London.

Peckham Library

Since the 1990s the European Union has invested in the regeneration of the area; partly funding the award-winning Peckham Library, a new town square and new housing to replace the North Peckham Estate.
Peckham Library is a library and community building situated in Peckham in south-east London.

Only Fools and Horses

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Peckham was the setting of the television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, although the series location work was filmed elsewhere in its run as a regular series from 1981 to 1991, as well as Christmas specials until 2003.
Set in Peckham in south-east London, it stars David Jason as ambitious market trader Derek "Del Boy" Trotter, Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney Trotter, and Lennard Pearce as their elderly Grandad.


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The television situation comedy Desmond's, made by Channel 4, was filmed and set in Peckham.
The show was set in Peckham, London, and featured a predominantly black British Guyanese cast.

Rock & Chips

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The spin-off, Rock & Chips, was also set in Peckham in the 1960s.
The show is set in Peckham, south-east London, during the early 1960s, focusing primarily on the lives of Del Trotter, Freddie Robdal and Joan and Reg Trotter.

Sir Henry Bond, 2nd Baronet

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The manor house was sacked in 1688, as its then owner Sir Henry Bond was a Roman Catholic and staunch supporter of James II.
He mostly lived abroad, and sold the family estate of Peckham to the Trevor family.


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To the west of Bermondsey lies Southwark, to the east Rotherhithe and Deptford, to the south Walworth and Peckham, and to the north is Wapping.

New Cross

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New Cross is near St Johns, Telegraph Hill, Nunhead, Peckham, Brockley, Deptford and Greenwich, and home to Goldsmiths, University of London, Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College and Addey and Stanhope School.


Nunhead, London
Nunhead is a place in Peckham in the London Borough of Southwark in London, England.

The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Muriel Spark's novel The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1960) is set in the area.
It tells the story of a devilish Scottish migrant, Dougal Douglas, who moves to Peckham in London and wreaks havoc amongst the lives of the inhabitants.

Finsbury Pavement

The late 19th century also saw the arrival of George Batty, a manufacturer of condiments, whose main business stood at Finsbury Pavement.
The company later established a large manufacturing plant in Peckham, which became the United Kingdom's first manufacturing base of H. J. Heinz Company in 1905.

Peckham Rye railway station

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Peckham Rye railway station is on Rye Lane in the centre of the shopping district of Peckham in South London.