IRA attacks in Catford, Blackheath & Tooting 1921

During the Irish war of independence (1919-1921) there were armed attacks in London linked to the conflict, in the lead up to the truce agreed in July 1921 that paved the way for independence for most of Ireland. Here's a report of a series of attacks in May of that year in South London, from ...

The future of Catford Theatre

© Copyright Mike Quinn and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons LicenceLewisham Council has launched a consultation on the future of Catford's Broadway Theatre. They say:The Broadway Theatre is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Catford. It was built in 1932 and is an outstanding example of Art Deco design. The ...

The Catford Bridge Tavern to reopen next year

The Catford Bridge Tavern is due to reopen next Christmas, after Lewisham Council approved the planning application by the new owners. Ambitious plans to renovate the pub stalled when the pub caught fire earlier this year.The Solitaire team confirmed that they have received approval for their post-fire plans and are aiming to reopen the pub by ...

Catford Town Hall to become home to up to 60 artists

Tilt's design for Club Workspace in London BridgeLewisham Council has found the partners it needs to run the largest of its enterprise hubs, in Catford Town Hall. The Art Newspaper reports:Catford, once considered a cultural backwater, will gain 10,000 sq. ft of new artists’ studios in April 2016, thanks to Bow Arts. The educational arts ...

8-a-side football

A different kind of local octopush... David writes:I'm looking for players of all abilities – ideally 30 + but all ages welcome really (we have players from age 13 to er, 60!) who are interested in a friendly kick-about (8 a side) at Catford St Dunstans ground on the astroturf on a Weds nights at ...

Lost London Films at Catford Constitutional Club

Tomorrow night at Catford Constitutional Club (Catford Broadway, SE6): 'Lost London: two film screenings marking the changing face of our city'. 'A Place for Us' is the story of the 'battle to save Catford's pre-fab Excalibur Estate'; 'A House in Bayswater- the last days of a West London Lodging House'. Free Entry, 7:30 pm start.

Pre-school tenant needed in Catford

Please spread the word: we're looking for new preschool to be our tenant @CatfordWI @BrockleyCentral @catfordcentral pic.twitter.com/Wi61yxeHud— GoldsmithsCommCentre (@GoldsmithsSE6) September 1, 2015

Catford Constitutional Club

I finally made it down last week to the Catford Constitutional Club, the pub in what was once the Conservative Club. The decor has a shabby period charm, rather like it was an abandoned outpost of a once powerful political party (OK they still run the country, but they have little presence in Lewisham).  A ...

The Fellowship of the Ring Road

The Lower Hall of The Fellowship InnBeing on the other side of the Catford one-way system means that Bellingham may as well be on Mars, as far as accessibility from Brockley is concerned, but this is an exciting project.Phoenix Community Housing is a not-for-profit housing association that has just begun a public consultation for its ...

Lewisham People’s Day 2015

Lewisham Council writes:Legendary UK reggae star Tippa Irie heads stellar line up for People’s Day 2015Grammy nominated music star Tippa Irie leads a unique mix of musicians and artists set to thrill thousands at south east London’s biggest free festival.People’s Day, in association with L&Q Housing, returns to Mountsfield Park, Catford on Saturday 11 July. ...