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. ...

Save Lewisham Toy Library

The Lewisham Toy Library is a toy-lending service based in Catford. Open to all children who live in the Lewisham Borough. At the moment 210 families, 19 child minders and 4 groups use their services.Council cuts mean that the service is now under threat and they have launched a petition to demonstrate the scale of ...

Ghosts of Milford Towers

A Journey Inside Milford Towers from SouthLondonInterest on Vimeo.Like the Heygate Estate, Catford's Milford Towers was a terrible place to live, but a fantastic place to film apocalyptic cityscape. The estate is due to be demolished. Through its destruction, South London will lose something important, but not somewhere so important that anyone who opines its ...

Catford Bridge Tavern owners say fire changes nothing

Solitaire, the owners of the Catford Bridge Tavern, which suffered a fire during renovation work over the weekend, have confirmed that they still intend to reopen the pub as soon as possible. In the aftermath of the blaze, they issued a statement saying:Last night, the fire brigade attended a fire at The Catford Bridge Tavern. ...

Catford Bridge Tavern burns

Plans for the Catford Bridge Tavern - a pub with a convoluted and problematic recent history - have suffered a setback as the pub caught fire this evening. Catching alight is an unfortunately common problem for Lewisham pubs. Why my train was cancelled. MT @lewishambirder: Old Copperfield pub, catford still on fire #kent_999s @LondonFire pic.twitter.com/snDwgWVraG— ...

Standard fare for Bakerloo Line

Property journalists - their boosterism makes BC look coy. Today's Evening Standard has got in as quickly to the Bakerloo bonanza as it advises its readers to.Today's Homes & Property section predicts that South East London will be transformed by the Bakerloo Line extension, which is coming sooner rather than later and highlights New Cross ...

Entrepreneurs needed for Lewisham’s new enterprise hubs

Ladywell's pop-up community will house one of the enterprise hubsLewisham Council is currently looking for entrepreneurs to take up residence in new enterprise hubs in Catford, Deptford and Ladywell, which will open in October this year. They say:"The enterprise hubs will create high quality, fully furnished and serviced work spaces in Catford, Deptford and Ladywell ...

The future of the Catford Bridge Tavern

Luke points us to an update from the new owners of the Catford Bridge Tavern pub, which had its squatters removed earlier this year, clearing the way for its reopening. The Solitaire team writes:"Solitaire is a small, independent pub company with a tradition of revitalising important local pubs across the London area; it has ambitious ...