Thomas Campion's Shoe Shop, Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, c. 1897


Dartmouth Place, the row of cottages adjoining the Dartmouth Arms, became Forest Hill's first shopping centre soon after the opening of the station in 1839.

By the 1890s it was fully organised top guard commuters against the weather, with Campion's hard wearing boots at 29 Dartmouth Road flanked by Day's umbrella shop at 31.

See historic maps of Forest Hill