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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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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 …

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 …

Ethel Smyth – Composer & Suffragette – A one woman show starring Gill Stoker. Friday 9 March @MHLibraryLee Tickets available from the Library and Lee Fair Shares in Leegate in advance.

The Community is invited to attend  Memorial Services on Sunday, 5th November to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Train Crash which occurred on the evening of Sunday 5 November 1967. Hither Green Station forecourt  at 12.30pm. Short service. St. Mildred’s Church Lee on 5th November 2017 at 3pm Full Service   St Swithun’s Church,  Hither Green  Lane …

As the custodians of Remembrance, The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to unite in commemorating Remembrance Sunday. All Lewisham residents are welcome to attend the service. Service programmes for each service will be handed out to all attendees.   Lewisham Cenotaph: Lewisham High Street, opposite Lewisham Hospital Sunday 13 November at 10:50am Lewisham’s main …

This past Sunday, Bishop Christopher of Southwark joined the congregation and Sir Steve Bullock to launch the new roof renovation works and the new St Mary’s Heritage app. You may have noticed the scaffolding and platforms are up at St Mary’s Church in Lewisham/ Ladywell. There has been Church on the site of St Mary’s …

Congratulations to Elisabeth and Jane, the formidable duo behind the Prefab Museum project. The Prefab Museum has just won Heritage Lottery Fund support! The funding ensures they can continue developing the national prefab archive, organising prefab events and celebrating prefab life! Elisabeth and Jane have carried on working despite major setbacks (if you recall just …

Dear all, Contac We hope you are all well. As 2016 marks 70 years of prefabs, we are planning a few events to celebrate this unexpected anniversary – prefabs were supposed to last 10 to 15 years – ! The first one will be on The Excalibur Estate at St Mark’s Church Hall (Baudwin Road, …