The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

Diary Date: Open Meeting Thursday 7th November

The annual open meeting of the Camberwell Society Executive Committee will be held upstairs at the Crooked Well starting at 7:45pm. All members are welcome.

Station Partnership

The Camberwell Society has commenced a "station partnership" with Govia Thameslink for Denmark Hill station. The partnership intends to improve the appearance and cleanliness at and around the station. More to follow.

Music at St Giles Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

For one night only,,, a classic cult screening:

By kind permission of the Vicar, a night of rocky horror mayhem and fancy dress in the gothic surrounds of St Giles. ⁠⠀

Get your best stockings and suspenders ready. Dust off that corset and channel your inner Magenta and Riff Raff.⁠⠀⁠⠀

Prizes for the most fabulously dressed people⁠⠀⁠⠀


Thurs 31st October 2019⁠⠀⁠⠀

St Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street SE5 5RB⁠⠀⁠⠀

Doors and bar: 7.30pm | Screening: 8.00pm⁠⠀⁠⠀

Tickets: £10 online here

£10 Hill Bakery | £12 on the door (subject to availability)⁠

Donations for Margaret Powley-Baker Late Lamented Editor of the Camberwell Quarterly

Ahead of this week's funeral for Margaret, see below for details for any donations:

In accordance with Margaret's wishes we [her family] have selected a Zimbabwean animal charity for donations to be made in her memory. The AWARE Trust is based in Bulawayo, Margaret's birthplace and is run by veterinarians, focusing on the welfare of wildlife and conservation of wildlife habitats. To read more about their work go to

Please don't donate through their website because of the complexities of sending money to Zimbabwe.

Donations can be made at

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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 CamberwellCommunity Choir, the HollingtonYouth Centre and the Camberwell Arts Festival