In memory of civilians who lost their lives through enemy air raids in Deptford, Hither Green and Sydenham in World War l

There will be an exhibition at the Deptford Lounge, Giffin  Square, SE8 4RJ, Monday 10th December – Saturday 12th January in memory of civilians who lost their lives through enemy air raids in Deptford, Hither Green and Sydenham in World War lOn display will be the information panels about the Hither Green, Sydenham and Deptford ...

Quaggy Print Makers & Friends in the Ladywell Chapel

REMEMBRANCE and ARMISTICE DAY EVENT SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER 2018

Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries (FoBLC)REMEMBRANCE and ARMISTICE DAY EVENTSUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER  10.45am – 12.15pm approxMeet at the Ladywell Cemetery Cross of SacrificeThere will be a brief introduction to the significance of the eventFollowing the 2 minute silence:Wreath laying at the Cross of SacrificeLadywell CemeteryWalk to the Brockley War Memorial viathree relevant memorialsincluding 2nd Lt. T. A. ...

Thomas Archie Challis MC (1893 to 3rd Nov 1918), 2nd Lieutenant 13th Tank Corps, A Coy

Thomas Archie Challis was born in Walworth in 1893 to parents Charles and Rosa. He had two elder brothers - William and Charles, a younger brother Harold and sister Isabel. Charles, Thomas' father worked as a general labourer and then as a sewerman or flusher for London County Council.Thomas is recorded as living at 8 ...

REMEMBRANCE and ARMISTICE DAY EVENT

Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries (FoBLC)REMEMBRANCE and ARMISTICE DAY EVENTSUNDAY 11thNOVEMBER   10.45am – 12.15pm approxMeet at the Ladywell Cemetery Cross of Sacrifice There will be a brief introduction to the significance of the event Following the 2 minute silence:Wreath laying at the Cross of Sacrifice Ladywell CemeteryWalk to the Brockley War Memorial viathree relevant ...

Remembering Private Elkins, torpedoed on the R.M.S Leinster 10th October 1918 in ‘ Ireland’s worst maritime disaster’

Located on the berm that lies between the two cemeteries on the Ladywell side pathway is found the Elkins family grave. Private Thomas Elkins ( Middlesex Yeomanry) aged 36 years, Husband of Mabel Duncan Elkins, 39, Byne Road, Sydenham, was aboard the Royal Mail Ship ( RMS) Leinster when it was sunk by a German ...

Major Charles Edward Fysh (1894-1918)

Major Charles Edward Fysh (1894-1918)Located alongside one of the inner pathways in Ladywell cemetery lies the headstone (see photograph below) on which the name of Major Charles Edward Fysh is inscribed with those of his parents. He was with British troops taking part in Marshal Foch’s large scale and highly successful counter offensive of the ...

Messages, Medals, and Memorials – public art exhibition in Ladywell Cemetery Chapel Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 11am – 4pm

Messages, Medals, and Memorials – a public art exhibition which will be in the Chapel of the Ladywell Cemetery on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 11am – 4pm, commemorates the contribution of Colonial troops and the Labour Corps to the war effort in the First World War. Though never fully acknowledged, Europe's Great War ...

Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries 11th Anniversary Open Day, Sunday 8th July 2018 from 11am to 4:30pm

Please join us for our 11th anniversary Open Day on 8th July 2018, from 11am to 4:30pm.There will be FREE guided walks of the Cemeteries visiting the graves of sportsmen, poets, war veterans and local figures as well as flora and bird life.  Times for guided walks will be 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pmIn ...

Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson’s Ladywell Cemetery link

The news on May 24th 2018 that President Donald Trump had posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, for a’ racially motivated injustice’ when the Boxer was imprisoned in 1913 gives us this opportunity to reveal a fascinating historical cemetery link.Located at the apex of an inner pathway in Ladywell cemetery lies the ...