Jane Clouson’s tragic story is the subject of this new podcast episode narrated by Mike Guilfoyle

In this podcast FOBLC historian Mike Guilfoyle tells the extraordinary story of Jane Clouson the 17 year old maid buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries, whose murder became a legal cause celebre following the controversial acquittal of the accused, the wealthy Victorian gentleman Edmund Pook.For the full story read Paul Thomas Murphy's book 'Pretty Jane ...

Nunhead Cemetery Open Day Saturday 18th May 2019 11am to 5pm

The FOBLC have a stall at this wonderful event organised by the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery. There will be tours of Nunhead cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt (which is not usually open), plus special activities for kids like face painting, we hope to see you there!  

Guided walk Sunday 12th May 2:30 to 4:30pm led by Mike Guilfoyle, part of National Cemeteries Week

Street Trees for Living – a project of Brockley Society 2019-04-24 09:04:00

Abstract Tree workshops This May Little Art Forms will be running creative workshops for children and adults at Gently in Crofton Park to raise money towards the planting of Lewisham street trees through Street Trees for Living.Little Art Forms is a creative platform that has recently moved to the area. The project was originally set up in Camden ...

Update from Forest Hill ward

STREET TREES ARE GOOD FOR USAt the Dartmouth Road Street Party a year ago I met Stuart Checkley who was representing Street Trees for Living, a Brockley Society project which has worked with Lewisham Council since 2012 on a public street-tree funding scheme. The scheme had been rolled out on the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate in Forest ...

Community engagement in Ladywell

We are very pleased to link up with local activist and blogger Tony Major whose site Ladywell Live is now up and running.He's very kindly given us a lovely landing page plug here.The blog contains a wealth of information about initiatives and community building in Ladywell Ward and we'd highly recommend a visit.

STfL in the national press

Our work at STfL was given prominent coverage in a hugely supportive double page article in the Sunday Times on 10th March. Our very own Xanthe Mosley was quoted widely, as too our friends at Trees for Cities, author and blogger (The Street Tree) Paul Wood ("London is a Forest" is published in May) and the ...

New Planting at Vicars Hill Entrance funded by MPGA Grant

We’ve just about completed our new planting at the Vicars Hill Entrance. We have a honeysuckle and a Japanese quince still in their pots, which we intend to grow over our future dead hedge. The Friends contributed the additional funds to enable the upgrade from chainlink to estate railing and the plants were purchased with ...

Beautiful Morning…

…on Hilly Fields. The trees like the horse chestnut below are coming into leaf. The birds are singing and calling like this Starling. While this Goldfinch shows an interest in the seed balls of a plane tree. If you want to see and hear more of the Birds of Hilly Fields, come on the Dawn ...

Scavenger Hunt

Our winter scavenger hunt. Part of our ‘walk on the wildside’ project, funded by a grant from the Community Fund. scavenger hunt sheet