Brockley on t' internet...

The Brockley Central team have noticed some frivolous Brockley-related links recently, so we thought we'd share them:


The station that Brockley never had:

Brockley Green is the perfect picture of a bustling railway station - steam locos, accessible platforms, trains with free seats - oh, and it's a model made by John Wass of Hull, set along the high-level line from Lewisham to Nunhead.


Street life:

We think this might have been posted somewhere in the comments before - the YouTube video Streets of Brockley offers an alternative view of Brockers (mainly of the Senol Fish Bar). Also features as a bonus track on the album titled Hardest in the City.


Best merchandise ever?

BC spotted this toy lion for sale on Amazon for £9.99. Good to see that Brockley's so popular that we've got our own merchandising range! Yes, T-shirt is included!



What snippets of Brockley have you found lying around the internet?


UPDATE - Ghostly behaviour at the Brockley Jack:

The wonders of YouTube bring us more Brockley-related goodness, this time in a low budget Most Haunted-style production from the Paranormal Channel - Demon at the Brockley Jack! Lots of shakycam and bleeping abound, as two blokes walk round the cellar of said pub in the dark bumping into crates of Magners – scary stuff indeed! Next Derek Acorah will be paying us a visit, and when he does we'll grab an exclusive interview.


Readers note, this and the Streets of Brockley clip are about the only Brockley-related videos on YouTube, so the door is wide open for some veg-growing / honey-making / ping-pong-playing / pram-running / canvas-painting Brockley clips.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Senol Fish Bar? Where the hell is that, on Brockley's cheap side?

Yet Another bloody Anon said...

You're implying there's an expensive side?

Anonymous said...

Brockley green , I quite like the name,a lot better than brockley common for a bit of greenery

Trainspotter said...

That used to be a genuine station didnt it - Brockley Lane or something? or maybe that was on a different line....

Brockley Jon said...

I think there was a station at one time, along the high level line by the Tea Factory, but I don't think it could have been as big as the one in the model?

BrockleyBiker said...

Love the youtube video. There should be a UK remake of The Wire set in Brockley.

Headhunter said...

Someone beat you to it Jon! the line to that Brockley Green railway thing was posted here a few months ago I think.

Brockley Lane was the high level station on the line to Victoria, you can still see the entrance to it behind the Tea Factory building but otherwise all trace of it has pretty much gone. It closed in the early 20th century. The line used to pass from Victoria through a few stations before reaching Nunhead, then Brockley Lane, then Loampit Vale station (where the big junk shop is on Lewisham Way, not far from St Johns station) and then into Lewisham, or may be into Greenwich (there used to be a big station in Greenwich near the cinema where Cafe Rouge is now. Now the line passes straight from Nunhead into Lewisham as the intermediate stations have been closed. BXAG have campaigned for the reopening of Brockley Lane in the past.

Anonymous said...

If they want to try and reopen a load of collapsed old brick wall rooms full of smashed glass and dog shit, feel free...

Brockley Jon said...

Damn, HH, and there was me thinking it was my secret! Er... it wasn't me who posted it was it? ;)

Btw, I was cycling through Nunhead the other day and saw a steam train complete with carriages go past behind some houses! Amazing sight in London. I assume it must have been on the high-level line - did anyone else see it?

Headhunter said...

I have a funny feeling it was Nick who posted an article about it a while ago, I tried to do a search but I couldn't find anything. Perhaps I imagined it...

Anonymous said...

It was a ghost train.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

I have seen a steam train using the high level line passing beneath the bridge at the bottom of Tyrwhitt Road. It was some years ago now.

No one belived me.

All you train spotters out there, where can you find out when such events are going to occur?

The Cat Man said...

Impressive - I have actually found a use for this newspaper full of drivel:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2002/jan/15/netnotes.markoliver

Crofton Parker said...

Brockley Jon if that was Saturday, you weren't imagining it. Or we both were. I saw it next to my own, ordinary train, on the tracks somewhere just beyond Battersea Power Station I think, as I headed out of town on a Chichester-bound train. It was beautiful. Chestnut-coloured carriages.

On internet subject, looking up author of Tarka the Otter on wikipedia the other week, I found that the chap in question, Henry Williamson, was born in our very own Brockley. Woo!

Brockley Jon said...

It was a Wednesday I think! But yes, the carriages were chestnut coloured!

fabhat said...

Orient express? They still travel out of Victoria, so might have been one of their day trips?

Mung of Knowledge said...

The Orient Express is the only train that can legally stop in the Conservation Area

The Cat Man said...

Not In My Backyard it can't...

Anonymous said...

Re Update regarding Brockley on You Tube.

What about the Brockley Foxes with the Yakety Sax soundtrack and the view from behind the bar at the Barge - both previously featured on here.

And both far superior to Streets of Brockley.

Brockley Jon said...

That's true anon - good call! But wonderfully observed as it is, the Brockley Barge video doesn't exactly showcase the wonders of SE4. And Streets is still no1 in the search results.

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