The Castle Owner and the ‘Countess’ of Peckham: a 1957 trial

In a sensational trial in 1957, a 52 year old man was prosecuted for shooting a 22 year old woman with intent to murder in Gellatly Road SE14 (described in contemporary press reports as being in Peckham, not sure many people living there now would describe it thus).The accused, Denys Eyre Bower (b.1905), was the owner ...

SE14’s secret sanctuary for garden creatures

 Somewhere in SE14 there is a hidden pond where gnomes, rabbits and other creatures sit next to a waterfall.  These poor things had been cast aside and abandoned, but have now found a new home at this South East London sanctuary.       If you want to find it, you will need to look beyond this barrier at Lewisham's Reuse and ...