Street Trees for Living becomes an independent charity

This weekend Street Trees for Living is submitting its annual planting order to the council. Residents can expect nearly two hundred new street trees to appear on the streets this winter, the result of a fantastic amount of work over the last six months by our Committee members, Area Reps, Street Reps, Sponsors, Lewisham council and other ...

Guided Walk – Rounding off the Great War – Sunday 15th September 2pm-3.30pm

FOBLC historian Peter Mealing will be leading this guided walk (assisted by Mick Martin and Mike Guilfoyle) bringing together the strands of the First World War reflected in the memorials to some of those who fought and perished in the conflict, military and civilian, in the two Cemeteries as well as looking at its profound ...

Famous Jamaican tenor Louis Drysdale is the subject of the 6th podcast by Mike Guilfoyle

The famous Jamaican tenor Louis Drysdale is the subject of the 6th podcast by Mike Guilfoyle.  Louis came to England from Jamaica with little more than a love of music and a great voice. After training at the Royal College of Music he went on to become an internationally admired singing tutor, sought out by ...

Extinction Rebellion on Blackheath

Last weekend (17-18 August) saw local supporters of the climate change movement Extinction Rebellion stage a series of protests, workshops and other events in Greenwich and Blackheath.The weekend started on Saturday morning (17/8/2019) with a  couple of hundred people joining a procession from the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, up through Greenwich Park and on to ...

Deptford Island Disco

At APT Gallerty, Creekside SE8, 'Deptford Island Disco' includes 'Deptford Island Discs', inviting people to select their own songs and tell us why.Careless Whispers, Being Boring, Yeah!, I was Dancing in the Lesbian BarFor what you dream of, Push the ButtonRiver by Joni Mitchell

Southbank skateboarding saved – exhibition

Great exhibition at the Bermondsey Project Space (183 Bermondsey St SE1) on the history of skateboarding on London's Southbank from its origins in the 1970s through to the successful 'Long Live Southbank' campaign to see off a recent threat to redevelop the space.Some cool flyers from 80s/90s:

Drone’s eye view of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries

One of the regular attenders of the Friends group Open Days is Bob McGowan and his family and it was following a chat at this years event that Bob asked if the friends group might like to take the opportunity of having a drone survey of the cemeteries undertaken. As Bob's company Helidrone utilises drones ...

The Deptford Poisoner, Amelia Winters, is the subject of the 5th podcast by Mike Guilfoyle

Known as the Deptford Poisoner, Amelia Winters shocked late Victorian society with a string of brazen murders in order to claim their insurance.The fifth in a series of fascinating stories behind the epitaphs at Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Presented by FOBLC's very own historian Mike Guilfoyle and made by Tempest Productions.

The medals awarded to Gunner Arthur Howard, one of the heroes of Rorke’s Drift, have gone on sale for £50,000

The medals awarded to Gunner Arthur Howard, one of the heroes of Rorke's Drift who lies buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries, have gone on sale for £50,000 according to the Daily MailGunner Arthur Howard's South Africa 1877-79 medal is being sold at auctionIn September 2012 a new headstone for Gunner Howard was unveiled ...

South Meadow Botanical Survey, 2019

Hilly Fields South Meadow – Species found 13 July 2019 Flowers (39) Achillea millefolium Yarrow Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed Crepis capillaris Smooth Hawk’s-beard Echinops sphaerocephalus Glandular Globe-thistle Galium aparine Cleavers (Goosegrass) Galium mollugo Hedge Bedstraw Galium x pomeranicum Hybrid ...