Death on the Brighton Road – a Journey through South London – A talk by Jon Newman

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Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London

United Kingdom

Greater London



Apr 23

020 7367 6700

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Death on the Brighton Road is an account of a recent nine mile journey along the old coach road between Kennington and South Croydon. It contrasts the present-day streetscape with the history and associations of the long-forgotten execution sites that once dominated this route out of London: at Kennington, Brixton, Thornton Heath and at Smitham Bottom. In the eighteenth century these were all the locations for gallows and gibbets. David Western’s accompanying pen and ink and watercolour illustrations capture the same locations today.

This is a limited edition publication and all copies are numbered and signed by author and artist.

This is a free event but please do register your interest as these events tend to ‘sell’ out.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is no parking in the vicinity of the Cathedral. We are a five minute walk away from London Bridge Station for Underground and Mainline trains. A number of buses also stop nearby either on London Bridge, at the station or at Borough High Street. For more information we recommend using

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Ruth Miller at

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