Peckham Society receives Southwark Civic award

The Peckham Society received the Honorary Liberty of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell from the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Barrie Hargrove, on Wednesday 21 April. The award was actually made in 2020 but the presentation had to be postponed for obvious reasons. It took place in a socially-distanced fashion in the Chairman’s front garden: face masks were only removed for the photos. Numbers were limited to just six representatives of the Peckham Society plus the Mayor’s driver and the photographer. Earlier in the day the Mayoral party had carried out other presentations outstanding from 2020 in locations including a park, Rotherhithe Community Centre, and Southwark Cathedral, the latter for a posthumous award to Doorkins Magnificat (the Cathedral cat).


The Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell ceased to exist in 1965, when along with the Metropolitan Boroughs of Bermondsey and Southwark it became part of the newly-formed London Borough of Southwark.