Celebrating Lewisham at 50!

Photo: The Lewisham Hippodrome and the Lewisham Odeon

While the settlement of Lewisham dates back at least to the 6th century, the Borough of Lewisham came into being as a legal entity in the 1960s. This month Lewisham Libraries and History Archives are launching an ambitious project to create a new digital archive celebrating 50 years of the London Borough of Lewisham.

To create this new archive the public are being invited to attend Collecting Days where people can take along items which tell the story of lives in Lewisham since 1965.

It can be anything! Photographs, personal souvenirs, flyers and programmes, items of clothing or scrapbooks. Archivists are interested in all aspects of life. Everything brought on the day will be photographed and the digital images added to the new archive.

Local Collecting Days:
Lewisham Library, Saturday 18th July, 10:00 – 16:00
Manor House Library, Friday 31st July, 10:00 – 16:00
Torridon Road Library, Saturday 22nd August, 10:00 – 16:00

The BFI have released a wonderful short, filmed in Lewisham in 1922.
It shows local people and businesses from central Lewisham to Catford and local children
playing nthe River Quaggy.
Click:Lewisham’s Film Review 1922



Web: Lewisham at 50- Lewisham Library Collecting Day
Photos: Lewisham Heritage Picture Library

Social Media
Twitter: @LewishamLibs,  @LewishamHIstory


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