Herne Hill Heritage Walks, September 2019
You are warmly invited to join local historian, Robert Holden, for
three walks following the Herne Hill Heritage Trail, the award-
winning, 168 page book published by the Herne Hill Society, which
will be available on the day from the leader at £8.00, or online from
the Herne Hill Society at £9.50.
If necessary, a megaphone will be used to ensure that everyone can hear.
Saturday 14 September 2019 at 2.30
Herne Hill Heritage Trail: North
We begin at the Burbage Road entrance of the Herne Hill Velodrome, the
oldest extant cycle track in the UK. It was used for the 1948 Olympics, and
today is still a hive of activity. We shall pass a sports field, a grand viaduct, a
house that has had three distinguished residents, a folly, an artist’s studio, and
the Grafton Ballroom, and we shall finish at North Dulwich Station.
Saturday 21 September 2019 at 2.30
Herne Hill Heritage Trail: Central
We commence at our recently renovated and handsome Grade 2 listed Herne
Hill Station, and look round Station Square, including the foyer building of the
Cinema Grand. We shall see the location of Herne Hill’s first cinema, the
Picture Palace (1910-1915), meander around Poets Corner, identify the
location of the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories, possibly visit
Brockwell Lido, and finish up at one of our splendid pubs.
Saturday 28 September 2019 at 2.30
Herne Hill Heritage Trail: South
We start at the Lovelace Road entrance of All Saints’ Church , the only Grade 1
listed building in our area. We stroll down Rosendale Road, passing two schools, two new houses designed in a typical 19th century style, a formerdairy, a Grade 2 listed bridge (the central arch of which is an ellipsis), and we finish at the Bullfinch Brewery, which is close to the glorious Brockwell Park. This walk is downhill all the way.