The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

Black History Walk

Follow the inspiring stories of some of Camberwell's finest.

A self-guided walk exploring black history in Camberwell from John Primero (d 1615) to John Boyega in the current day. A WWI soldier to fireman and British Empire Medallist, from the Windrush to mayor of Southwark, a black feminist broadcater on the BBC in the 1940's and a man sometimes described as the Martin Luther King of Britain.

You can download the full text including the map here

With much thanks to Stephen Bourne, local historian, for the research, and to Jane Moxham for the pictorial map.


Tree walk

Although our planned guided tree walk event has been postponed due to the pandemic, we have put together the first of a series of self guided tree walks around Camberwell.

Download the updated guide and map here

Mobile friendly versions: guide guide and map

To view this walk on the TiCL virtual mapping App, click here


Many thanks to Ben Moxham and his mum for their creative inspiration.

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Black History Walk
Follow the inspiring stories of some of Camberwell's finest....
Tree walk
Although our planned guided tree walk event has been postponed due to the pandemic, we have put together the first of a series of self ...