Drone’s eye view of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries

One of the regular attenders of the Friends group Open Days is Bob McGowan and his family and it was following a chat at this years event that Bob asked if the friends group might like to take the opportunity of having a drone survey of the cemeteries undertaken. As Bob's company Helidrone utilises drones ...

The Deptford Poisoner, Amelia Winters, is the subject of the 5th podcast by Mike Guilfoyle

Known as the Deptford Poisoner, Amelia Winters shocked late Victorian society with a string of brazen murders in order to claim their insurance.The fifth in a series of fascinating stories behind the epitaphs at Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Presented by FOBLC's very own historian Mike Guilfoyle and made by Tempest Productions.

The medals awarded to Gunner Arthur Howard, one of the heroes of Rorke’s Drift, have gone on sale for £50,000

The medals awarded to Gunner Arthur Howard, one of the heroes of Rorke's Drift who lies buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries, have gone on sale for £50,000 according to the Daily MailGunner Arthur Howard's South Africa 1877-79 medal is being sold at auctionIn September 2012 a new headstone for Gunner Howard was unveiled ...

South Meadow Botanical Survey, 2019

Hilly Fields South Meadow – Species found 13 July 2019 Flowers (39) Achillea millefolium Yarrow Anthriscus sylvestris Cow Parsley Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed Cirsium arvense Creeping Thistle Cirsium vulgare Spear Thistle Convolvulus arvensis Field Bindweed Crepis capillaris Smooth Hawk’s-beard Echinops sphaerocephalus Glandular Globe-thistle Galium aparine Cleavers (Goosegrass) Galium mollugo Hedge Bedstraw Galium x pomeranicum Hybrid ...

Ahmet Altan – our hidden relationships with trees

From the flyleaf of his book "I Will Never See the World Again": Born in 1950, Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey's most important writers. In the purge following the failed coup in July 2016, Altan was sent to prison pending trail for giving 'subliminal messages' in support of the coup. In February 2018, he was sentenced to life in ...