Dormobiles of Brockley

Wednesday 2 May 2007

It must be all of a 500m walk from my house to the cafĂ©, and this is what I see along the way. It’s a restless, rootless neighbourhood that I live in.

  1. There was a time when the Aldwych in London's swinging West End was full of Dormobiles like these. Aussies used to come over land to Britain and would then sell their van outside Australia House to compatriots looking for a vehicle to go back in.

  2. Having only been here two years, the idea of Aldwych clogged with campers seems mind-boggling today.

    I've overheard conversations on the Jubilee Line that confirm that these van exchanges still take place, albeit now mostly around Willesden Green.