Monthly Archive:: December 2005
Much publicity on television and radio, as well as in the national and local press, was given to the publication of Peckham’s first tourist map. Among the guests at the official launch on 22 September, in the Bellenden Road Peckham Experiment restaurant, were West Ham footballer Anton Ferdinand who was brought up on the Friary
The Times reported on 6 October 2005 that Peckham has been voted as Britain’s most vibrant cultural ‘hotspot’ by a panel of arts critics. It beat Glasgow city centre (2nd) and Totnes in Devon (3rd). The list, commissioned by The Fish Can Sing agency, was compiled by arts experts such as Ekow Eshun, head of
Pam Elven unveiled a Southwark blue plaque at Pioneer House, St Mary’s Road, Peckham on Saturday 24 September 2005. This was the Pioneer Health Centre which celebrated its 70th anniversary since opening in the spring of 1935.