In Pursuit of Colour: Quaggy Printmakers Exhibition in Ladywell Chapel, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 10:30am -3:30pm

REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENT SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER 10.55am – 12.15pm

REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENT, SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER 10.55am – 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 Cemetery. Walk to the Brockley War Memorial viathree relevant memorialsWreath laying at the Brockley Cemetery War Memorial.Join us for ...

Victims of major global disasters, including the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania and the Lewisham rail crash of 1957, remembered in the latest podcast by Mike Guilfoyle

Local historian Mike Guilfoyle recounts the deeply tragic stories of some of the victims of major global disasters, including the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania and the Lewisham rail crash of 1957. London Epitaphs tells the forgotten stories behind the inscriptions at Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South London and is made by Tempest Productions.

Cemetery tour at 2pm on Sunday 20th October led by Jeff Hart

Jeff Hart will be leading a General Tour of the Cemeteries on Sunday 20th October, starting at the Ladywell gate at 2pm. Find out about some of the "residents" as well as a bit of nature in the two Cemeteries as Jeff takes a whistle-stop tour.

British cinema pioneer Leslie Eveleigh is the subject of the 7th podcast by Mike Guilfoyle

Leslie Eveleigh was a pioneer of British cinema but is largely forgotten now. This new podcast episode of London Epitaphs brings to light for the first time a fascinating career that helped mould the early days of this country's film industry.London Epitaphs is made by Tempest Productions and is presented by FOBLC local historian Mike ...

Guided Walk – Rounding off the Great War – Sunday 15th September 2pm-3.30pm

FOBLC historian Peter Mealing will be leading this guided walk (assisted by Mick Martin and Mike Guilfoyle) bringing together the strands of the First World War reflected in the memorials to some of those who fought and perished in the conflict, military and civilian, in the two Cemeteries as well as looking at its profound ...

Famous Jamaican tenor Louis Drysdale is the subject of the 6th podcast by Mike Guilfoyle

The famous Jamaican tenor Louis Drysdale is the subject of the 6th podcast by Mike Guilfoyle.  Louis came to England from Jamaica with little more than a love of music and a great voice. After training at the Royal College of Music he went on to become an internationally admired singing tutor, sought out by ...

Drone’s eye view of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries

One of the regular attenders of the Friends group Open Days is Bob McGowan and his family and it was following a chat at this years event that Bob asked if the friends group might like to take the opportunity of having a drone survey of the cemeteries undertaken. As Bob's company Helidrone utilises drones ...

The Deptford Poisoner, Amelia Winters, is the subject of the 5th podcast by Mike Guilfoyle

Known as the Deptford Poisoner, Amelia Winters shocked late Victorian society with a string of brazen murders in order to claim their insurance.The fifth in a series of fascinating stories behind the epitaphs at Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Presented by FOBLC's very own historian Mike Guilfoyle and made by Tempest Productions.

The medals awarded to Gunner Arthur Howard, one of the heroes of Rorke’s Drift, have gone on sale for £50,000

The medals awarded to Gunner Arthur Howard, one of the heroes of Rorke's Drift who lies buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries, have gone on sale for £50,000 according to the Daily MailGunner Arthur Howard's South Africa 1877-79 medal is being sold at auctionIn September 2012 a new headstone for Gunner Howard was unveiled ...