In praise of Uncle Wrinkle

It's very easy to take for granted places you pass every day, so I want to give some appreciation to a Chinese takeaway that has been in New Cross for as long as I have - Uncle Wrinkle at 299 New Cross Road SE14 since 1995.As a vegetarian, the great thing about Uncle Wrinkle is that ...

OPEN DAY AT BOWLS CLUB – 7th MAY

The Francis Drake Bowls Club on the corner of Hilly Fields will be holding an open day with introductory sessions: the first one will be Monday 7th May from 11am until 4pm If you can’t make the Monday, then you can have a try on May 8th, 10th, 15th or 17th from 2 – 4.30pm. ...

Murder at the Movies, May 16

Harriet writes:Calling all armchair detectives – an immersive murder mystery cinema event is coming to New Cross in May! Learn from literature’s master of mystery at this film screening with a twist where the audience will have their own murder mystery to solve.On 16th May, the Amersham Arms in New Cross will be transformed into ...

Pruning our fruit trees

A master class with our orchardista, explaining how to prune mature plums. We also sowed the meadow, with extra cornflowers and poppy seeds.

No Nazis in South London 1977

This 'No Nazis in South London' poster dates from 1977. It calls for people to assemble for a demonstration on Saturday September 10th at Elephant and Castle called by the 'South London Co-ordinating Committee'.This was a few weeks after the August 1977 anti-National Front 'Battle of Lewisham' but was not on the same scale. According to The Times (12 ...

Model Market 2018 – Returns Friday

O happy day: Summer is here, Model Market has returned.The Lewisham food and booze experience re-opens tomorrow night, and this year's line-up includes What the Fattoush (vegan), Pocho (sliders and tacos) and Mama's Jerk (barbecue).Opens 5pm Friday and runs every weekend throughout the summer. Go.

Reports: Heidi Alexander City Hall move could trigger Lewisham by-election

Lewisham East MP Heidi Alexander is reported to be considering a move to City Hall, which would trigger a local by-election. Guido Fawkes summarises:"Last night the Guardian reported that Labour MP Heidi Alexander is “seriously considering” quitting the Commons for a job at City Hall. This morning the Corbynista site Skwawkbox (health warnings apply) say ...

Strong and stable: A cartoon review of the year with Martin Rowson

On April 30th at the Fox & Firkin pub, the Brockley Max arts festival (taking place June 1-9) will be throwing a fundraiser with support from Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson. Organiser Moira writes:Martin Rowson, longstanding Ladywell resident & multiple award-winning cartoonist for The Guardian, will be looking back over the last turbulent twelve months in ...

RAF Centenary Guided Walk – Sunday 29th April at 2pm (Ladywell Gate)

A British Avro Lancaster bomber over Hamburg, 1943Please join us to Commemorate 100 years of the formation of the Royal Air Force out of the Royal Flying Corps.The guided walk led by Foblc historians Peter, Mike and Mick will visit some of the family graves of those who lost their lives in both World Wars ...

Lewisham still seeking home for £6m housing budget

The local elections are coming soon and despite Labour's looming clean-sweep of Lewisham, candidates are dutifully going through the motions, with housing top of the agenda. Mayoral favourite, Damien Egan, made social housing central to his bid to win the party nomination.So the first order of business for the new administration to consider ought to ...