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New buildings considered for Listed Status

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Remembrance Sunday Event- Saturday Afternoon

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New: Memorial Plaque to be unveiled at HG Station

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Copyright- Andy Wakeman South Park Road VE Day By Paul Browning of the Running Past  Blog The 8 May 1945 sees the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe, VE Day and as part of this year’s Festival we are remembering this important anniversary that had both national and local significance. With Berlin surrounded and the …

 Everyone here are the Hither Green Community Association we would like to wish you all well during these difficult times.As we would be in the middle of the Hither Green Festival this week, we thought we could not let some of the hard work already done towards the festival just be forgotten along with my …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The earliest written reference to Lewisham — or Saxon ‘liofshema’ is from 862 charter which established the boundaries with neighbouring Bromley. Lewisham’s strong links to Alfred the Great begin in 918 with a Charter dated 18th September, when Alfred the Great’s daughter Elfrida gives the areas of ‘Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich’ as an inheritance to the …

St Mary the Virgin Lewisham’s Historic Parish Church 918 AD- 2018 This year St Mary’s celebrate 1100 years of life at the heart of the community of Lewisham. A Royal Charter of September 918 AD marks the moment when the parish of Lewisham was gifted to the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter’s, Ghent. Princess Elfrida …