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 ...

Grayson Perry puts South London transgender man in the National Portrait Gallery

Grayson Perry has a new TV series on Channel 4, Who are You?, featuring him exploring identity through making portraits of people he meets. There is an accompanying exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, which opened this week and continues until March next year (admission free).The first episode features an episode of transgender man Alex ...

Family Fun Day, Jubilee Sports Ground

There's a family fun day taking place today in the Jubilee Sports Ground in Catford until 4pm. Organised in aid of the charity Dreams Come True, there will be entertainers, children's authors, sports and workshops. Entry is a via a donation to the charity of £5 per family.Full details here.

Catford’s Alive! Pop Up Cinema comes to Broadway

Emperor Ming: Klytus, I'm bored. What play thing can you offer me today?- Flash GordonThe Catford Film Club team write:Catford will be joining the ranks of unlikely cinema locations this month with the Catford Broadway Pop Up Cinema Night.On Saturday 20 September the newly pedestrianised broadway will host the free showing of the 1980’s sci-fi ...

White Stag back in Catford

The 'Lewisham Natureman' white stag has been spotted again. Neil D., who took this photo, noticed this one last week on Adenmore Road, the 'Ravensbourne culvert approaching Catford Bridge Station - looking down as the river runs under the road'.Previous sightings

The NOx on all your houses

Inspired by the news that Oxford Street has the highest levels of NOx (a major air pollutant) of any street in the world (where the numbers are accurately measured and reported), local blog Green in SE13, has investigated Lewisham's record on NOx. It notes:Well, according to “Air quality in Lewisham: A Guide for Public Health ...