Brockley Origins: Hilly Fields

Reader JPM has unearthed another treasure from the newspaper archives - this time, an article describing the genesis of Hilly Fields as the focal point for Brockley's development. The article is from The Star (not that one) on December 23, 1893, a time when the London County Council had the vision to create "one of the most delightful of suburban pleasure grounds" in South East London: