The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

Sad News About Margaret

It is with great sorrow that we have to report that our dear friend and the esteemed editor of the Camberwell Quarterly, Margaret Powley-Baker, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning (9th September 2019). Margaret was a Camberwell resident for over 30 years and editor of the Quarterly for the last 10.

Her gentle wit and positive attitude to the foibles of life will be greatly missed.

RIP Margaret Powley-Baker (1934-2019)


The Camberwell Society was formed in 1970 and is the recognised amenity society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell.

The Society’s objectives, as defined by our constitution, are: to stimulate public interest in Camberwell, to promote high standards of planning and architecture in Camberwell, and to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in Camberwell.

We are a charity and raise money for local charities. In the past we have raised money for Southside Rehabilitation Association, St Giles Trust, Cambridge House, the Camberwell Community Choir, the Hollington Youth Centre and the Camberwell Arts Festival