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 ...

Catford Bridge access issues

More train anguish. Paul has been in touch with Lewisham Council and writes:I walk to Catford Bridge station every morning via Ladywell Fields and Adenmore Road.Recently, two high fences had appeared blocking all pedestrian access to the station from Ladywell Fields. Now pedestrians have to walk via the South Circular to get to the station, ...

Excalibur

Merlin: The days of our kind are numbered. The one God comes to drive out the many gods. The spirits of wood and stream grow silent. It's the way of things. Yes... it's a time for men, and their ways. - ExcaliburBCer Rik has been photographing the Excalibur Estate and wants to share his pictures ...

Catford Bridge Tavern squatters evicted

Nearly a year after the Catford Bridge Tavern was bought by Camden Bars, police have finally evicted the squatters who'd made it their home and deprived Catford of a decent pub. Lewisham MPS says:"Today at 07:30am after a possession order was obtained by the owners of the Copperfield PH, (Catford Bridge Tavern). Rushey Green SNT ...

Maya Angelou in South London

So long Maya Angelou (1928-2014), who died today. The great African-American writer is featured in a mural on a wall by Brockley station, somewhat the worse for wear at the moment, with words from her poem 'Life don't frighten me at all':'...Tough guys fightAll alone at nightLife doesn't frighten me at all.Panthers in the parkStrangers ...

London Bus Garage Models

Perhaps a bit of a niche product, but if you're stuck for a present for the public transport enthusiast in your life you could always buy a model card building kit of Catford bus garage......or Nunhead bus garage (now demolished - was at 20 Nunhead Lane):...or Peckham bus garage (demolished in the 1990s, it was ...

Join the rebellion – fight the Death of Star Canteen

Lewisham Council-backed pop-up restaurant the Catford Canteen is closing. Funding for the project is due to finish at the end of this month and the canteen is due to close, despite its popularity.However, the Council owns the premises it uses and Canteen-superfan Helena thinks it's time to lobby the Council to extend its support, at ...

The 1940s House

Yet another reason to visit Catford

Homes Under the Hammer – it’s a wild Catford

BBC show 'Homes Under the Hammer' this week featured a house up for auction in Catford, to be precise on the Corbett Estate. They mentioned that the Estate was developed by a Quaker, as indeed once explained at Walking Hither Green:'The eastern half of SE6 is all about the Corbett Estate. The street plan leaps ...

Catford Plan scrapped

Why would I want to root for a winner? I am a champion of the underdog. In the Space Race, I supported Mexico! My favourite Destiny's Child is the Other Two! When I get a lap dance, I root for the stripper's dad! I'm telling you... the underdog! The little guy!- Auggie SmithCatford just can't ...