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  • Ernest the disapearing man legend
  • Chips for the Poor (vocalist) for experimental art group Toah Dynamic seen in local pubs.
  • I believe that Chris Eubanks dad still lives in peckham, or that could be somebody winding me up
  • Bert Tilsy was known to hang around the cottage on peckham rye
  • My Mum sat behind Simon Callow in the Peckham Exchange Cafe on the corner of Bellenden Rd and Choumert Rd. Someone in the shop confirmed it was him, and said he lived around the corner. I asked if she knew who Simon Callow was, and she said he was the bloke from 4 Weddings.. , but without the beard. Well I believe her ......
  • Tom Philips RA has a studio on Bellenden Road next to Antony Gormley's workshop. Tom Philips is an artist who has exhibited worldwide. In 2000 he published The Postcard Century. His previous book was The Humument was decorated treatment of WH Mallock's 'A Human Document' started from a copy bought in Camberwell. He designed the railings and arch in McDermott Gardens (built by a team for the TV show 'Charlie's Garden Army') and also dsigned shop fronts along Bellnden Road. The mural on the apex The Peckham Experiment restaurant was designed by him. He lives in Talfourd Road. Antony Gormley is a sculptor who designed the Angel of the North figure at Gateshead and won the Turner Prize. He has also designed a series of bollards that are being used in the Bellenden Renewal Area.
  • only fools and horses, del-boy and rodney
  • I remember Banger Bill! When I was little, he used to let those bangers off down our road and my Dad would come out and have a right go at him and he used to leg it down the road. Does anyone remember Mad Ellen? I know that's awful to refer to her in that way, but that's what she was known as. Nutty as a fruitcake, bless.
  • billy banger local small time explosive expert
  • did william blake once write a poem containing the line "i saw an angel at peckham rye"
  • Matt & Luke Goss of the 80's group Bros used to live in Peckham.
  • Either Trevor or Simon, of Trevor and Simon, lives in Peckham or East Dulwich. The other one lives in West Norwood.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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