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 ...

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 ...