Mary Ann Bevan: the Ugliest Woman in the World. The latest instalment of London Epitaphs, a collection of fascinating short podcasts based on the headstones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery

In the 1920s, Mary Ann Bevan was known as the Ugliest Woman in the World but the story of how she came by the title is a tragic one. The third in a new series of true stories based on the gravestones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Read and researched by ...

45th Midsummer Fayre

The 45th Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre, Saturday 22 June 2019  12 noon to 5pm VOLUNTEER  The Brockley Society still need volunteers!  As always, the fayre is run entirely by volunteers. They need  nearly 120 volunteers on rotas on the day. Many different roles for varied skills and time commitments at:  www.brockleysociety.org.uk/hilly-fields-midsummer-fayre/ or express your interest by emailing: volunteer@brockleysociety.org.uk

Larry Donovan,champion bridge jumper: the second in a series of podcasts narrated and researched by Mike Guilfoyle

Larry Donovan was the self-styled champion bridge jumper of the world, but his pursuit of fame through aerial stunts became a dangerous obsession.The second in a new series of true stories based on the gravestones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Read and researched by Mike Guilfoyle and made by Tempest Productions.

Art in the Park Saturday 8th June, midday – 6pm

A fantastic day for all the family! Bands times for the Felix School of Rock Stage are now confirmed! Children’s Magical Art Marquee Face Painting Storytelling Tent Felix School of Rock Stage Brockley’s Rock Fishing Pond Music and dance performances Brockley Max Art Market Pop-up food stalls Brockley Brewery & parlez bar Brockley Max raffle draw 5pm…https://brockleymax.co.uk/events/venues/hilly-fields/

Much Ado About Nothing: 5th, 6th and 7th June, 2019 at 7pm

Join the company of Hilly Shakes for their Premier production of Much Ado about nothing! An evening of high jinx and romance in Hilly Fields stone circle. Tonight, 5th June at 7pm by the stone circle in Hilly Fields. https://brockleymax.co.uk/events/hilly-shakes-much-ado-about-nothing-2019/?fbclid=IwAR1D1XzTDjxHMLKQgVOMgivSQAD_z2kCT7Ws6HqydwSN8xS9q9GURA6eVxA

Brockley’s most important contribution to the D-Day landings

The most important local contribution to the invasion of Europe was made indirectly by William Potter Stone & Co., plumbers of Malpas Road. Frank Stone (1913-2004), a partner in the firm and the son of the founder, was born in Brockley, and was an old boy of Mantle Road School and Addey and Stanhope. He ...

Deptford Gay Disco 1976

South East London gaysoc apparently grew out of Goldsmiths gay society and by 1976 was putting on what may have been the first 'regular gay disco' in the area - 'with upward of 60 local gays attending' -  at the Deptford Albany (then at its old building in Creek Road). Source: Gay News (London) March 11-24, ...

Brockley Max: Guided tour by Jeff Hart of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries Saturday 1st June 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 1st June 2.30pm - 4.30pm.  Meet at the Ladywell gate.Discover a little about the people memorialised in the Cemeteries, including poets, musicians, war heroes, educationalists, and sports people on this 2 hour (approx) walk. Also a bit about the flora, fauna and wildlife. Led by Jeff Hart of the Friends of Brockley & Ladywell ...

Brockley Max at Hilly Fields

Brockley Max – our local community festival – runs this year from Friday 31 May to Saturday 8 June with a huge range of events at local venues including Hilly Fields. To see the full programme, click here or pick up a paper copy from the HF cafe or other local outlets. Meanwhile, scroll down. ...

Lottery Funding Progress

monoprinting workshop Thanks to the grant from the Community Fund, we have now:- run a mono printing workshop in the park…exhibition in the café to follow. rustic benchinstalled a new bench for the mud kitchen, obviously everyone is welcome to rest their weary legs and enjoy the views. completed 3 scavenger hunts, which can be ...