Telegraph Hill 1905


South East London blogs eat themselves: Transpontine rummaged through the photo libraries we linked to last week and found some early 20th century images of Telegraph Hill. So now we're posting one of the one's he found - if you want to see the other one, head over to the site.

7 comments:

Tamsin said...

It's a black and white version, but exactly the same picture (same children) of the bandstand and new church is one of the dozen reprint postcards of the area available from the Telegraph Hill Society.

Anonymous said...

Ah,is that where they moved the Bandstand from Hilly Fields.

Coney said...

The place looks better now.

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Who keeps wiping our offerings?

Headhunter said...

It's amazing that there were enough bands around to fill all these bandstands! Seems that every small park or green verge in London had a bandstand...

Anonymous said...

I think in those days musical virtuosity was at a premium. With no recorded sound, radio or TV. Opportunities for musical entertainment must have relied upon concerts by local bands and choirs and the professional entertainers at the music hall.

We live in an age of visual and auditory overload.

Tamsin said...

It is amazing how different things were then. I was told a family tradition about a cousin several times removed who was requested by Thomas Hardy to regularly practise the piano in an room adjacent to his study because he liked to work with music in the background. No I-pod to plug into your ears in those days nor even a wind up gramophone.

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