A Day of Surprises: Henry Williamson’s account of the Christmas Truce

The Christmas Truce portrayed rather romantically by the Illustrated London News in January 1915On Boxing Day 1914, Pte. 9689 of the London Rifle Brigade, wrote to his mother Mrs Williamson at 'Eastern Road, Brockley, S.E.' :"Dear Mother, I am writing from the trenches. It is 11 o'clock in the morning. Beside me is a coke ...

A South London Street Art Bestiary

Fox in Burgess Park (New Church Road, SE5)Kingfisher in East Dulwich (Frogley Road, SE22)Lemur in Sydenham Road, SE26The other Lemur in Sydenham Road.Lion in the car park of the Golden Lion, Sydenham (Daniel Morgan RIP)Panther off Sydenham Road.Ram in Sydenham Road (opposte Golden Lion)Seahorses in Forest Hill (Devonshire Road, SE23)Squirrel on Bellingham Green SE6

Business Webinar – The Mindset of the Entrepreneur

Hilda’s Winter Village – December 6th

London Bridge upgrade means services will be suspended

Network Rail has launched the world's most expensive pro-cycling campaign in history.You've probably all been grumbling about this for some time, but worth repeating the news that the disruption at London Bridge is nearly upon us as Network Rail's £6.5 billion station upgrade project gets under-way in earnest.As an appetiser, there will be no Southern ...

Lewisham’s Big Budget Challenge: Results

Lewisham Council needs to find £85m in savings (or make £85m in cuts, depending on your point of view) over the next three years. [...]

Deptford Town Hall restored

Deptford Town Hall, the Grade II-listed building on New Cross Road, has been unwrapped, following recent restoration work.The building is owned by Goldsmiths, University of London and the work is part of the college's strategy to enhance its estate, which sits at the heart of New Cross and does much to define the area.Like the ...

Flood warning

@BrockleyCentral @LewishamCouncil pic.twitter.com/2oGegM3WaW— mikeacord (@mikese13) November 28, 2014We think the people whinging about the changes taking place in Lewisham right now are fundamentally wrong, but we will give them props for a good joke. Never let it be said that BC does not give credit where it's due. This is from the vacant unit on ...

Ivydale Expansion – Community Drop In

South London Rosettes

Some great photos of women in early 1980s style sub-cultures by Anita Corbin here, including this one captioned 'Laura and Janet, South London Rosettes, April 1981'. Anyone know more about these mod revival scooterists?