TQ3377 : Calypso in the snow, Peckham

taken 7 years ago, near to Camberwell, Southwark, Great Britain

Calypso in the snow, Peckham
Calypso in the snow, Peckham
A wintry scene in South East London.

Calypso Gardens is a small park in North Peckham. The park, and Calypso Crescent are named in recognition of the large number of Afro-Caribbean population who used to live in the North Peckham Estate, which previously occupied this site. Calypso is a type of music which originates in the West Indies.

The housing which surrounds the park is quite new, dating from around 2005 when this area was regenerated. In the distance is a chimney, built in the 1970s as part of the North Peckham Estate's heating system.
North Peckham
The North Peckham area has seen major changes in recent decades.

In the early 1970s, a huge council housing estate was built here. High-level walkways connected the blocks of flats. Over time, the estate gained a reputation for crime and social problems.

Urban regeneration came at the start of the 21st Century. Part of the estate was demolished, replaced by new streets flanked by a mix of privately-owned and social housing. In other parts of the estate, where the 1970s-built flats still stand, the high-level walkways have been removed and entryphone systems installed, to improve security and to reduce the risk of crime.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 5 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
South East London  Peckham 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3354 7734 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.7557N 0:4.7031W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3351 7734
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Urban Regeneration  Snow  Snow Scene 

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