Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Here are the photos from the visit to the large wildcorner on Queens Road Peckham where the Wooddene Estate once stood.
A few weeks ago, I was passing the corner on the top deck of the 171. As we were pulling away, I looked back over the site and my eye caught a small flash of white which in that same moment disappeared from view.
It was a whole week later before I could return on foot to take a closer look. After a while wandering the perimeters of the high steel fence, I saw through the tangled weeds and piles of rubble what had caught my eye the previous week..
He was there, right at the back of the corner, walking amongst bushes of Buddleia and Rosebay-Willow Herb, appearing across a large TEAR dub.
The Wild Walker aka The Lewisham Natureman, familiar of the weeds and spirit of South London's wild places. He has wandered beyond the boroughs borders into neighbouring Southwark the 'black borough'.