THESE newly released pictures of Deptford’s streets are helping to tell the story of the area’s history.

The images, donated by residents, will be featured in a series to be screened on BBC2 next year to coincide with the 2012 Olympics.

People who have lived in the area over the years will feaure in Our Secret Streets which tells the story of London over the last 120 years.

The Deptford episode will focus on Deptford High Street and the surrounding roads, particularly Reginald Road, Giffin Street and Albury Street, all of which faced demolition as part of a slum clearance programme begun in the 1950s. News Shopper: Wellbeloved butchers in the early 1900s on Deptford High St,

It is an apt time to mark the place’s history as a host of developments begin to change the face of the area.

Programme makers Century Films are now looking for more photos and film footage to use in the programme.

Assistant producer Jaime Taylor said: “Our aim is to gather a major archive of the area, and old photos and films will really capture the imagination of those watching.

“It’s really exciting to see how the area used to look and people’s personal family albums and films really help to tell the story of the area’s past.” News Shopper: Deptford High St, 1913

She said: “We had a fantastic response so far but we’d love to hear from anyone who has personal old photographs and films showing the High Street and surrounding residential area over the last century.

“These might be from weddings, family gatherings or any occasion where you were pictured on one of these streets.

“The pictures and film might have been taken outside, on the street, in the back garden or inside people’s homes, the shops and pubs.”

If you can help call Jaime Taylor on 0207 378 6106 or email