Sunday, January 18, 2009

Deptford Photography Archive

Local photographer Jane Laine is asking people to donate photographs of Deptford for an archive project. She says: 'Calling all people of Deptford! Your memories are important but a lone print of an old picture is easily lost to the world. So we are launching a digital photographic archive of the area from the last 100 years to preserve these wonderful pictures for posterity.We will be at the Albany Theatre on the 21st and 23rd January from 10.00am to 6.00pm'. Jane is based at Faircharm Studios (B109), 8-12 Creekside, SE8 and can also be contacted at

As a contribution is some recent history - two photographs of the Use Your Loaf Centre for Social Solidarity at 227 Deptford High Street (click on photos to enlarge). A semi-derelict former bakers shop was transformed for a couple of years into a space for cafes, meetings, music and general hanging out. The sign at the front says 'we don't want a bigger slice of the cake, we want the whole bakery'. Use Your Loaf was evicted in September 2004 and the building has been empty ever since. The worry is that the landlord is allowing this listed building to decay so that it can then be demolished without too much fuss - but that's another story which I will return to soon.


DDKK said...

Thanks for that little slice of Deptford history, I wasn't aware of it.

Anonymous said...

Incidentally it has had an Acorn sign on it for a few weeks, and according to their site it has now been sold.