Talk:Camberwell

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Wikiproject London[edit]

Can someone create a page for the Wikiproject London so I know what you're working with?Vicki Rosenzweig

, and this accounts for the large number of relaxed yet fashionable bars in the area. The Snug Bar (Camberwell Road) is good for cocktails and serves a roast lunch on Sundays. The house DJ plays old-skool reggae and a jazz band performs most Sunday nights. The Redstar, on the green, caters for a younger crowd and is often packed with people dancing to eighties / nineties pop on Firday and Saturday nights. Those people who prefer a more traditional pub should head for the Hermit's cave, at the corner of Grove Lane, although this, too gets very crowded at weekends.

The above is from the main page. I don't think a pub guide to camberwell is encyclopedic. Secretlondon 12:40, Nov 1, 2003 (UTC)

Crime[edit]

Hello, I'm new here. Is "Rumour has it that Camberwell Green has the highest crime rate of any place in europe." suitable for the Wikipedia? It seems to me that self-professed rumour isn't the sort of thing that should be in an encyclopedia.

Camberwell carrot[edit]

I would welcome some discussion on whether or not a link to the fabled carrot is of relevance to this page. Personally I think it should stay in. Camberwell and neighbouring Brixton & Peckham are places where you can't walk down the high street without smelling marijuana, and the "Camberwell Carrot" riff from Withnail and I is one of the few times the place is referenced in popular culture. Perhaps if there was a "Camberwell in popular culture" heading we could dig up a few more links, such as Basement Jaxx's song "She lives in Camberwell, I live in Brixton". Thoughts? --PaulWicks 10:26, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

The camberwell carrot is one of the most recognisable things in popular culture that refers to Camberwell. I think it's as relevant here as Guns of Brixton is to the Brixton article. - Vaughan 06:45, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Other external links[edit]

There are a number of active community websites which could be added to the list of external links. In my view, they would provide useful information about the area. However, they are mostly unofficial blogs, which the guidelines say should generally be avoided. The ones I am thinking of are the Camberwell Online Blog, Forgotten Camberwell, and the SE5 Pool within Flickr. There is also Camberwell Environment, though here there is a potential conflict of interest, as the blog is the creation of my husband.

I'd welcome views on whether it would be appropriate to include these.Cdmason 15:13, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Since no-one has responded to my previous comment, I have added links to two of the four websites mentioned above. Cdmason 16:12, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Excuse Me ... May I interupt[edit]

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A bit later here... but this is not really a chat page. - Tbsdy lives (talk) 12:00, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Unsourced material[edit]

The following is unsourced information:

  • Jarvis Cocker frequently visited the art college in the early 1990s - Pulp's song "59 Lyndhurst Grove" is about going to a party on the Camberwell/Peckham border
  • Felix Mendelssohn stayed with relatives in 1842 and wrote a piano piece called "Camberwell Green", whose popularity increased after it was renamed the "Spring Song".
  • W. S. Gilbert also made ironic mention of it in the comic opera, Trial by Jury.
  • Muriel Spark's novel, The Ballad of Peckham Rye also makes mention of places in and around Camberwell
  • UK dance act Basement Jaxx released a track called I Live in Camberwell

While this is interesting, we can't use it unless you provide a source. Also, none of this is really trivia, as trivia by its definition is "unimportant information" - it therefore shouldn't be in a trivia section but instead the information should be incorporated into the main article. - Tbsdy lives (talk) 11:59, 19 September 2008 (UTC)