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Open Meeting: “Travel to Brockley: The Croydon Canal and the London and Croydon railway”
Wednesday April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An illustrated talk by Malcolm Bacchus, local historian and chair of the Telegraph Hill Society.
Find out more about Brockley’s transport from days gone by … 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.