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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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Commemorate WWI in your community Community groups all over the country are finding ways to commemorate the Centenary of the beginning of the First World War. The Heritage Lottery Fund is offering grants to community projects in their Understanding the First World War project from 2014 – 2018. The funding aims to help groups, communities …

Photo:  Staplehurst Road, 1905   Ralph White of the Lee Manor Society will be taking us through the development of our corner of Lewisham from fields and market gardens to the busy place it now is. Date: Thursday 9th October Time: 7.30 pm Location: The Parish Room of the Good Shepherd on Handen Road. It …

This month French Photographer Elizabeth Blanchet has published about the Excalibur Prefab Estate  in Catford. Pre-order your copy of  Prefab Homes Over the past few years Ms Blanchet has documented a unique community and way of life, and one which is rapidly becoming obsolete. With the help of residents and volunteers, a Museum has been established …

Prefab Museum 17 Meliot Road, Catford, SE6 1RY, London, England Event Days/Times Saturday | 10am-to-5pm Sunday | 10am-to-5pm Tours of the Prefab Estate at 2.30pm on both days. London Open House Website Tour the Excalibur #prefabs in Catford on 23 August. Email elisabethblanchet@hotmail.com to book your place! elisabethblanchet@hotmail.com

St Margaret’s Church in Lee is a very special building. It’s recently been heralded by English Heritage as “The finest and most unusual example of Gothic revivalist embellishment in London”. It reflects the skills of some of the finest ecclesiastical craftsmen of the 19th century- James Brooks, Clayton & Bell, Nathanial Westlake, Thomas Earp, A …

The Hither Green Community Association is working with local groups to put together an exhibition of pictures which will decorate the entrance to Hither Green Train Station. Over the next six months we hope to have an fantastic collection of photos and maps from Hither Green past and present.   If you have any photos or …

Fig Tree Guest House on Duncrevie Road is launching a project to mark the centenary of the Great War in 1914. They are looking for local knitters and crocheters –   expert and beginners –  to help creating a knitted Field of Remembrance made up of hundreds of poppies in aid of  The British Legion charity. Poppies …