Our meetings and how to get there
There are currently no scheduled talks, but Robert Holden will lead a series of guided walks in September.
SATURDAY 12 September 2020
We commence at our recently renovated and handsome Grade II-listed Herne Hill Station, and look round Station Square, including the foyer building of the Cinema Grand. We shall see the location of Herne Hill’s first cinema, the Picture Palace (1910-1915), meander around Poets Corner, identify the location of the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories, possibly visit Brockwell Lido, and finish up at one of our splendid pubs.
SUNDAY 20 September 2020
We begin at the Burbage Road entrance of the Herne Hill Velodrome, the oldest extant cycle track in the UK. It was used for the 1948 Olympics, and today is still a hive of activity. We shall pass a sports field, a grand viaduct, a house that has had three distinguished residents, a folly, an artist’s studio, and the Grafton Ballroom, and we shall finish at North Dulwich Station.
SUNDAY 27 September 2020
We start at the Lovelace Road entrance of All Saints’ Church, the only Grade I-listed building in our area. We stroll down Rosendale Road, passing two schools, four model houses possibly designed for the Ideal Home Exhibition in the mid-1920s, a former dairy, a Grade II-listed bridge (the central arch of which is an ellipsis), and we finish at the Bullfinch Brewery, which is close to the glorious Brockwell Park. This walk is downhill all the way.