The original Brockley loop

London blogger IanVisits has unearthed a map, detailing a 1915 proposal to create an Outer Loop Railway, which would have radically decentralised London and connected Brockley with Tulse Hill and Blackheath.

The idea of an outer loop is still being mooted and Brockley is still in the loop, but it may be another hundred years before one materialises.