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Open Meeting: “Travel to Brockley: The Croydon Canal and the London and Croydon railway”

Wednesday July 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Brockley Social Club 

Opened in 1809, the Croydon Canal ran for 9 miles from Croydon to the Grand Surrey Canal at New Cross, and passed through Brockley (hence the ‘Brockley Barge’ pub name’!) at a long flight of locks. The London and Croydon Railway opened in 1839, and trains through Brockley still follow the route of this Victorian engineering marvel.

Find out more about Brockley’s transport from days gone by at this illustrated talk by Malcolm Bacchus, local historian and chair of the Telegraph Hill Society.

“London and Croydon Railway, From New Cross, Deptford”. Engraving looking NW towards central London

Locks on the Croydon Canal, looking NW towards central London (St Pauls just visible)

Locks on the Croydon Canal, looking NW towards central London (St Pauls just visible)

Details

Date:
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Organiser

Brockley Society

Venue

Brockley Social Club
240 Brockley Road
London, SE4 2SU United Kingdom
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