Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Camberwell

A London suburb, formerly in Surrey, about three miles south of London Bridge. Until the mid-nineteenth century, Camberwell was a large village, with some fine houses, situated on the outskirts of London.  In 1748, it gave its name to a butterfly – the Camberwell Beauty – first spotted on Coldharbour Lane, but now a rare visitor to Britain.

The arrival of the railway in the 1860s changed the area considerably, giving rise to a huge increase in population.  Today Camberwell is an area of mixed housing, with strong cultural traditions, particularly in relation to the arts.  

Marendaz

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An attractive sports car, not unlike a small Bentley in appearance, developed by former Royal Flying Corps pilot, Capt DMK Marendaz.

Location
1 & 3 Brixton Road, Camberwell, London SW9.

Date
1926 -1932

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