Could You Contribute To Peckham's History?

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 36 months ago
Could You Contribute To Peckham's History?

A selection of Londonist articles we've added to the archive.

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.

Last Updated 17 February 2015

@peckhamvision

I have to get into my archives in the loft to dig out material from the Peckham Action Group era 1977 to 1982, and the campaign to save Peckham High Street from Council destruction. Need to get something from that into this interesting Archives exhibition. from Eileen Conn, coordinator of the new incarnation of PAG as http://www.peckhamvision.org