Azenby Road, Peckham, Southwark, c.1900


Azenby Road was a rare thing in Peckham: a street with its own playground. Albeit only a bare patch of ground, it was an obvious magnet for local youngsters, as was the novelty , on this occasion, of having their photograph taken.

The site, sandwiched between Lyndhurst Grove and the railway, was an awkward one for the builders; too small for two streets and too large for one. This compromise resulted in houses with very small gardens, but having a shared open space in the middle of the street.

The houses have been demolished and the play area expanded into Warwick Gardens.

See historic maps of Peckham