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South East London blogzine - things that are happening, things that happened, things that should never have happened. New Cross, Brockley, Deptford and other beauty spots. EMAIL US: [email protected] Transpontine: 'on the other (i.e. the south) side of the bridges over the Thames; pertaining to or like the lurid melodrama played in theatres there in the 19th century'.
I Want Your Love
2017-07-16 05:52
'I want your love' - tape on metal box, Peckham Rye/Nunhead Lane junction.But are they referencing Chic or Transvision Vamp? Read More
2017-06-19 21:23
Jem Finer is probably best known as a member of The Pogues, for whom he co-wrote the Christmas favourite The Fairytale of New York and the transpontine anthem Misty Morning Albert Bridge. In… Read More
Laurie Grove Baths Event At Goldsmiths
2017-06-14 22:26
An interesting event coming up tomorrow night (Thursday 15 June 2017, 5:30 to 8:30)  at Goldsmiths focused on the Laurie Grove Baths. This building hosted swimming pools and public wash… Read More
2017-06-11 21:53
When 19th century writers referred to transpontine theatre houses, on the wrong side of the river from high culture and power, they seem to have particularly had in mind the Royal Surrey on… Read More
Beating The Bounds In Penge And Lee
2017-05-26 14:36
On this day in 1881, a 'beating the bounds' procession took place in Penge. As reported in The Beckenham Journal and Penge and Sydenham Advertiser, Wednesday, June 1, 1881:'The ancient custo… Read More
Election Street Art
2017-05-22 22:02
So far the General Election street art hasn't been too extensive. I did spot this grime artists/rappers supporting Labour poster under the railway bridge at Brockley cross.Among those f… Read More

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