Our Future's Orange: Brockley

As part of our coverage of the East London Line's arrival, we wrote an article about Brockley, but rather than post it here, which seems a little pointless, we wrote it for Londonist.

Click here if you want to see what we said about it. We hope we did you justice.

13 comments:

Hugh said...

Grateful for the reference to brilliance at the end.

Heidi said...

Well done Nick thats very good!

REG said...

Great piece... shame about the pictures though. Brockley is far prettier and less bleaks
(The houses chosen are a sorry lot in my opinion.)

Anonymous said...

well done, especially if limited to that number of words.

Brockley Nick said...

Thanks - word limit was imposed by need to go to bed. :)

quick brown fox said...

Nice pic of the Broca. Good article, and it reminds me, once again, to give thanks to those 19th century campaigners who stopped anyone building on Hilly Fields!

Brockley Jon said...

REG, as the photographer of said images (no offence taken ;), I agree, those houses are certainly not what I would have chosen to represent Brockley, great though they are. I think the Londonist are just working with what they have permission to use, and what is tagged up as being in Brockers. I'll have a little word and see if they can add something more fitting.

Btw, it is a great article Nick, nicely done.

Nux said...

Nice work Nick, I particularly like your reference to the "oxymoronic" JLC show :-D. I still don't understand what he is for.

NXG_Resident said...

Nice piece Nick. Even thinking about jumping ship and joining you guys over in Brockley.

Matt-Z said...

I quite like the picture of the houses. You can take photos of Victorian/Edwardian terraces or 1930s Terry & June houses in just about any ward or borough, but the Arts & Crafts row on Rokeby Road is just that bit different, like many of Brockley's other little-known gems.

REG said...

BrockleyJon. I am a big fan of your photographs actually but those 'arts and craft' houses - are they really? make me feel particularly miserable. There are some great properties and imagery in Brockley that fail to make it in some of these reports. But that's probably due to the reporter having little knowledge of the area. I must get out my Box Brownie.

Anonymous said...

I was looking at an old map of the area the other day (from the 1700's).
It appears that the original Brockley Village was near Crofton Park. There was also a Brockley Wood and a Brockley Green. The roads all seemed different, mind you the area was full of fields then too.
Telegraph Hill was called Plow'd Garlic Hill.

oryx said...

Those houses in Rokeby Road look amazing. As Matt-Z has said they are different. I cannot for the life of me see why anyone would object to a picture of them being posted up in a piece about Brockley.

As someone resident in the extreme other end of Brockley (Forest Hill/Catford borders) I quite fancy a trip to have a look.

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