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New buildings considered for Listed Status

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Our Annual General Meeting & Social

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Remembrance Sunday Event- Saturday Afternoon

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The Migration Museum is coming to Lewisham in February 2020. “It will explore how the movement of people to and from the UK has made us who we are”. Curators want to hear from you. They are looking for local stories to feature in their exhibitions, Email them or share your stories on social media …

This Disability Awareness Month we remember Rosa May Billinghurst. Known as “the crippled suffragette”, Rosa lived in Blackheath and founded the Greenwich Women’s Social and Political Union. She used an adapted tricycle to get around — and as a battering ram on demonstrations. In 1910, she was arrested on “Black Friday” —an attack by police …

This week Lewisham Planning has released a list of fascinating buildings across the Borough being considered for ‘Listing’ status because of architectural merit, historical and social interest.   Link to the building list: https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/planning/newadditionslocallist/user_uploads/proposed-additions-to-lewisham-local-list-1.pdf There are a lovely clutch of Hither Green Buildings on the list, including : – The dilapidated stable buildings and haylofts …

Remembrance Sunday Sunday, 10 November, Time: 10.30am   This Remembrance Sunday marks the 101st anniversary of the First World War.the Armistice. Lewisham’s official civic Service will take place on Sunday 10 November at Lewisham War Memorial which is directly opposite Lewisham Hospital.   All Lewisham residents are welcome to attend the service, programmes for the …

Poster advertising the Annual general meeting

Featured Photo: Hither Green Lane, the Central Market Parade 1904. Credit Lewisham History Archive. Thursday 17 October, 7-9pm at Zenubian, 136 Hither Green Lane SE13 6QA Let’s focus on Hither Green lane!  Join us for some discussion and wine!   Meeting Schedule 7- 7.20pm HGCA Committee Elections and Reports. JOIN US: STEP FORWARD TO BE …

Hither Green Festival: Arachne Press- ‘Writing the Past.’ A free literary event laid on by Arachne Press! Saturday 18 May, 7pm at Manor House Library Published authors of historical novels and poetry will be doing live readings and providing a panel about writing fiction based in the past. With Cherry Potts Rebecca Skipwith Katy Darby …

The Broadway Theatre This Saturday at 2pm a beautiful tribute to remember the WW1 Armistice. There will be a brass band, contemporary dance, soloists, guest appearance by local actor Michael Shaeffer. The event will close with a poppy drop. All tickets £1.00 with all proceeds to the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Monday 5 November marks 51 years since the rail crash at Hither Green Station which killed 49 people and injured over 70. Last year, we worked with fellow community groups plus Southwark Diocese, local clergy and Lewisham Council to arrange two services to mark the anniversary and many of the survivors and the families of …

This Remembrance Sunday marks the centenary of the Armistice which ended the First World War. The Borough of Lewisham’s official civic Service will take place on Sunday 11 November at Lewisham War Memorial which is directly opposite Lewisham Hospital.  Time: 10.45am All Lewisham residents are welcome to attend the service, programmes for the service will be handed …

Wings to Windrush” to mark both RAF100 and Black History Month 2018 Sunday 21st October at 1.30pm At:  Manor House Library, SE13 Now a community library run by volunteers, this beautiful building was once the home of Local Studies Lewisham and has historic links with both the military and the Caribbean. (The Baring family were sugar …