The Anonymous Widower

It’s Not April The First

This story could be titled Architect Benedict O’Looney Discovers Lost Victorian Waiting Room In Peckham.

But in their article the BBC has used Peckham Rye station’s ‘lost’ waiting room to re-open after 50 years.

This is said.

It was once considered to be one of the grandest station waiting rooms in South London, but for decades the space at Peckham Rye railway station was bricked up and forgotten about.

Now Network Rail and a group of enthusiasts are on the brink of opening its doors after 55 years.

The Grade II listed Victorian building was designed by architect Charles Henry Driver and opened in 1865.


I took these pictures on a summer evening.

It’s definitely a building with potential that needs imagination.

Look at the video in the BBC article and then will you believe that this post is not a joke.


June 15, 2016 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] featured in this blog before in It’s Not April The First, where I wrote about his restoration of the waiting room at Pekham Rye […]

    Pingback by Findlater’s Corner At London Bridge – 11th February 2023 « The Anonymous Widower | February 11, 2023 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: