The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

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 broadcaster on the BBC in the 1940's and a man sometimes described as the Martin Luther King of Britain.

You can download the full walk guide here

Starting at the lectern on the Green the walk is around 6000 steps and you will discover eight inspiring individuals. At the stopping points you can scan a code and hear a yound actor from Theatre Peckham voicing that entry from the guide.

With much thanks to Stephen Bourne, local historian, for the research, and to Tayo Fatunla (pictured above) for the graphics on the map and plaques to be found at the points of interest.


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