‘Gentlemen , when the barrage lifts’ –Rifleman Kenneth Middleton Davies QVR, killed first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Situated aside the inner pathway close to Brockley Grove lies a forlorn cross which contains the evocative lettering 'the barrage lifts' and tells the onlooker that Rifleman Kenneth Middleton Davies,  of the Queens Victoria Rifles or ‘Old Vics’ was killed in action aged 24 years in France on the first day of the Battle of ...

Old Dirty Blogger

When I wrote about partiesSomeone always died- Ice T, OG Original Gangster Being called an OG of anything is the greatest accolade I could have dreamed of. So let me share with you this bit of puffery that appeared in today's Evening Standard, suggesting that hyperlocal blogs are the harbinger of house price rises and ...

Trombones, thugs and Harmony

Skill Exchange: My Personal Training for Your Spanish

Hi I'm keen to improve my Spanish conversion skills and am looking for the opportunity to practice on a regular basis at least once a week. If anyone is interested in an exchange your Spanish for my personal training please be in touch. Many thanks in advance Darren My Spanish Speaking : Intermediate Understanding : ...

Brockley Road shop saved

Some encouraging news for the future of our high street.The restaurant space at St Cyprians is not the only stretch of Midtown Brockley Road that has been under threat. The former home of Gogi's off licence had been subject to an application to convert it into a studio flat, but BCer Jennifer has confirmed that ...

Honor Oak WI – Next Meeting Monday 4th July

Our July meetings are a little different as we like to get out and about to make the most of the long summer evenings. This year we will be turning our hand to lawn bowls! This meeting will be kindly hosted by the Forest Hill Bowling Club, 28 Wynell Road, SE23 2LW so we will ...

Vicky Foxcroft subject to death threats over refusal to back Corbyn

I was planning to run an article chiding Brockley MP Vicky Foxcroft for her lack of her reticence to declare her position in the unfolding Corbyn car-crash. After fellow Lewisham MP Heidi Alexander spearheaded a mass revolt by the Parliamentary Labour Party the situation has become so farcical that it's untenable not to pick a side ...

Recycling Support Officer (6 month FTC) Job #66992

About the role: v To engage with residents to promote effective recycling and increased recycling participation v To work as part of the project team to deliver an integrated community engagement programme v Contribute to the achievement of the communication team’s action plan and objectives Principle responsibilities: v Deliver community outreach activities to encourage residents ...

Recycling Support Officer (6 month FTC) Job #66992

About the role: v To engage with residents to promote effective recycling and increased recycling participation v To work as part of the project team to deliver an integrated community engagement programme v Contribute to the achievement of the communication team’s action plan and objectives Principle responsibilities: v Deliver community outreach activities to encourage residents ...

Antarma at the Ladywell Tavern, July 22nd