Accession number: 85.535/3
Place of collection: Camberwell Resettlement Centre, Consort Road, Camberwell, London [Southwark]
Measurements: whole: 740 x 1830 x 375 mm
This bench was used at the Camberwell Resettlement Centre, Peckham. Nicknamed The Spike, the centre housed the homeless from the mid-19th century until its closure in 1985. It was one of the largest hostels for homeless men in London, offering shelter to 1,100 each night.