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Champions Hill

This is my latest podcast, and as the photograph suggests, it’s linked to Denmark Hill and Camberwell.

Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, military man, adventurer and sportsman, was one of the Champion de Crespigny family whose name lives on in the neighbourhood of Denmark Hill. He was a larger than life character, who sounds as though he belongs in Terry Jones’ and Michael Palin’s series Ripping Yarns. I reluctantly exclude him from my Denmark Hill and Camberwell Walk on the grounds that he deserves more time than I would have to give him there. So this is an opportunity to acquaint a wider audience with his remarkable man.

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Guide: Isobel Durrant. To learn more about booking this or any other tour, send an email to



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