The Man Behind the Door – A Brockley Ghost Story

For Halloween, here's a ghost story written by Elliot O'Donnell for the London 'Weekly Dispatch' and then reprinted in the Australian 'Express and Telegraph', 6 August 1910.The location of the events is given as '200Y Brockley Road, SW', said to be haunted by 'the phantasm of a tall man in a frock coat and top ...

Xmas Family Magic Show 27th Dec 2 – 4pm The Ivy House

Xmas Family Comedy Magic Show – 27th December 2 – 4pm @ The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Rd, Nunhead, London SE15 3BE Doors Open 30 minutes early. Interval between two Magical acts from Foxy the Funky Genie & Amigo’s Magic Live Animals from thin air, one lucky person to be cut in half, puppets, ventriloquism ...

Lewisham offers rate discounts for London Living Wage employers

Lewisham Council writes:"We are offering a one-off discount to businesses of up to £5,000 on their business rates, if they become accredited London Living Wage employers in 2016–17."The level of discount you can get will depend on what type of organisation you are and the number of employees you have."For details click here."One in four ...

MoGo

When Priscilla the (magic) Goose moves in it’s the start of a roller coaster ride of ups, downs, skulduggery (and lessons learned) for Mother Goose, her sons Jack and Billy and their friend Jill as they journey to Gooseland and the glittering court of Queen Gorbanza for the final showdown … and a fairytale ending.Book ...

Beckenham Palace Park

'You don't know what you've got til it's gone' so the lines of the song go. Yesterday, Saturday 29th October, local political group, Lewisham People Before Profit, led an action to retain golf at Beckenham Place Park. They write: "Beckenham Place Park hosts the last municipal golf course in Inner London and the oldest in ...

Shower AFRIL with votes

 I'm a volunteer with Action For Refugees in Lewisham - a small charity working to relieve poverty and isolation among refugees and asylum seekers.We help an average of 120 people in our local community each week - with education, family support services, and access to emergency supplies.We have made an application for support from Aviva's ...

Save the Ravensbourne Arms

As reported at Brockley Central and elsewhere, pub chain Antic is closing The Ravensbourne Arms in Lewisham High Street (near to the hospital), possibly as soon as this Sunday. The pub, formerly the Coach and Horses, was opened in its present incarnation in 2011. Its closure would be a great loss to the local area, ...

The Ravensbourne Arms is closing

I had been giving Antic time to confirm or deny claims that Ladywell pub The Ravensbourne Arms was closing, but now a proper journalist has tweeted about it, I feel it's time to share the sad (but still unconfirmed) news.Just been told Ravensbourne Arms in Lewisham is closing because owner Antic has sold it pic.twitter.com/xB66Dayq0e— ...

Fowl Mouths at Hopscotch

London Pop-ups reports:Fowl Mouths' Japanese comfort food has found a new home. They'll be serving at Hopscotch Cafe Bar in Honor Oak for Thursday and Friday nights from Friday 28th October to Friday 16th December 2016, with all their classics on the menu, inc Kara-age Chicken, Slow Cooked Pork Belly, and their Katsu Curry.  Great ...

The Anarchist Festival in Lewisham Odeon that never was – 1986

Lewisham Odeon opened as the Gaumont  Palace cinema in 1932, and was renamed the Odeon in 1962. As mentioned here before it was the scene of many iconic gigs before it closed in 1981, being finally demolished in 1991 to make way for a road widening scheme in the town centre.In 1986, the Odeon was ...