Peckham Rye Park, Peckham, Southwark, c.1910


In 1890 the Camberwell Vestry purchased Homestall Farm.

They introduced the features expected of late Victorian parks: a lake, bandstand and landscaping, and called it Peckham Rye Park.

It was then used to greatly augment the adjacent (already procured) Peckham Rye Common as a public open space for the people of Peckham and Camberwell.

See historic maps of Peckham