I’m finding terrific websites for my old, and former, neighborhood, including SE5 Forum for Camberwell.

Odd, isn’t it that Great Barrington has nothing like this? Maybe not: Great Barrington has a year-round population of only 7,700, where Camberwell has 37,000. Demographics matter. Density creates new possibilities and provides what we used to talk about a lot, in the days when I was part of the leadership team of a Berkshire technology business network–critical mass. A rural area like this hasn’t got the critical mass, the human or intellectual capital, of a city.

I was fascinated to read about the origins of Camberwell at Britain’s Hidden History, and here’s the website of Lettsom Gardens, which I’ll be writing about in the book.