Own something you think could be counted as part of Peckham's history? This is your chance to add it to an archive. Artist Anna Best, working with Peckham Platform, has selected more than 1,000 items from Southwark's Local History Library and Archive, and these will be placed on display throughout the run of this project.
Locals are encouraged to add their own artefacts, documents and any other items that may have historical significance. One person has already donated an accounts ledger dating back to 1901 and we've offered up some Londonist articles on Peckham to the archive. At the end of the project, all the original archive materials and a selection of donated items will go back into the archive to be preserved for future generations.
Even if you have nothing to donate, a visit will be a chance to browse through the archive's items and see a history of Peckham told through documentation and photography, covering topics including politics, social activism, local regeneration and even a charity boxing match.
The Subject Index - Anna Best: An incomplete history of Peckham 1900-2014 will be on at Peckham Platform, 89 Peckham High St, SE15 5RS from 20 January-22 March. Entrance is free.