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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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Severndroog Castle is located at Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3RT, seven counties can be seen from the top! The volunteers and trustees entrusted with it’s care are working hard to organise fun family events to ensure the Castle continues to serve its wider community. Click here to view the interactive map Web:Severndroogcastle.org.uk Craft Fair …

Edited Newsletter from Elizabeth and Jane, creators of the Prefab Museum. We hope you all had a lovely summer! The Team: We have been working on archiving all the documents, photos, illustrations we have been accumulating for years with the precious and clever help of Valentina and Layla, both students at the UCL MA Archives and …

The Lee Manor Society will be hosting a talk and coffee morning next week. Society chairman Ralph White will be speaking about the long history of Manor Lane. Date Wednesday 2 September Time: 10.30am Location: Manor House Library Cost: Free No booking required. Contact Email: news@leemanorsociety.org

Wall to Wall Television is the television production company behind  Who Do You Think You Are? and The Voice. They are currently searching for a London-based family to take part in another Back In Time social history experiment for BBC Two this summer. Back In Time For Dinner was a recently BBC Two series in which a family ate their way through typical meals of the 1950s through to the 1990s. …

As you may be aware by now, the Prefab Museum will not reopen on the Excalibur Estate in Catford. We made this decision for the safety and security of ourselves, volunteers and visitors, which we are unable to guarantee. When we began the Kickstarter campaign we were given assurances that the museum could stay open …

Words by Mr Ralph White of the Lee Manor Society You may know that there are a series of boundary stones marking the border between the parishes of St Margaret, Lee Terrace, and Christ Church, Lee Park (the latter was destroyed during the last war). One of the stones in Handen Road, was lost some time ago.  We …

Lewisham Local History and Archives Can you identify anyone in this photograph possibly taken circa 1945? The gentleman seated at the front is A Russell Cook, H District Warden of Lewisham Civil Defence but we know very little about the other figures. If you have any information on this photograph we would love to hear …

Celebrate the impact and inspiration of Jamaican proverbs on 28 October at Torridon Road Library Children can make an African mask as part of Black History Month at Manor House Library in Lee on 30 October October is Black History Month. Check our schedule for talks, entertainment, storytelling and craft

All photos-  copyright of Elisabeth Blanchet. Last Thursday there was a serious fire in the front bedroom of the brilliant Prefab Museum on the Excalibur estate, off Hazelbank Road.   The fire destroyed some equipment and art work, the wall and ceiling were damaged, but it appears to have been confined to that room. Smoke …