Thursday 4 March 2010

History of the Old Kent Road

This mural on the former North Peckham Civic Centre is - of course- located on the Old Kent Road, It depicts the history of the street from its beginning as the Roman Watling Street until the near-present.

The artist was Adam Kossowski, a Pole who came to Britain as a refugee in 1942. He is more usually associated with religious imagery, and this is his largest secular work. It was completed in the mid-1960s, and survives in excellent condition although the Civic Centre itself has now become a church building.

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