Larry Donovan,champion bridge jumper: the second in a series of podcasts narrated and researched by Mike Guilfoyle

Larry Donovan was the self-styled champion bridge jumper of the world, but his pursuit of fame through aerial stunts became a dangerous obsession.The second in a new series of true stories based on the gravestones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Read and researched by Mike Guilfoyle and made by Tempest Productions.

Brockley’s most important contribution to the D-Day landings

The most important local contribution to the invasion of Europe was made indirectly by William Potter Stone & Co., plumbers of Malpas Road. Frank Stone (1913-2004), a partner in the firm and the son of the founder, was born in Brockley, and was an old boy of Mantle Road School and Addey and Stanhope. He ...

Brockley Max: Guided tour by Jeff Hart of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries Saturday 1st June 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 1st June 2.30pm - 4.30pm.  Meet at the Ladywell gate.Discover a little about the people memorialised in the Cemeteries, including poets, musicians, war heroes, educationalists, and sports people on this 2 hour (approx) walk. Also a bit about the flora, fauna and wildlife. Led by Jeff Hart of the Friends of Brockley & Ladywell ...

Jane Clouson’s tragic story is the subject of this new podcast episode narrated by Mike Guilfoyle

In this podcast FOBLC historian Mike Guilfoyle tells the extraordinary story of Jane Clouson the 17 year old maid buried in the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries, whose murder became a legal cause celebre following the controversial acquittal of the accused, the wealthy Victorian gentleman Edmund Pook.For the full story read Paul Thomas Murphy's book 'Pretty Jane ...

Nunhead Cemetery Open Day Saturday 18th May 2019 11am to 5pm

The FOBLC have a stall at this wonderful event organised by the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery. There will be tours of Nunhead cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt (which is not usually open), plus special activities for kids like face painting, we hope to see you there!  

Guided walk Sunday 12th May 2:30 to 4:30pm led by Mike Guilfoyle, part of National Cemeteries Week

FROM BROCKLEY TO BOOT HILL : APACHE CHIEF GERONIMO AND THE KILLING OF EDWARD WENTWORTH LYON.

The family grave of Arthur Wentworth Lyon lies in Ladywell cemetery. Although a challenge to locate amidst the tumble of broken headstones and gnarled vegetation in Ladywell cemetery, the faded remnants of the grave surround that holds the mortal remains of Arthur Wentworth Lyon (1852-1935) also holds a truly fascinating family history. Arthur spent periods ...

SAINTS , SINNERS AND SAVANTS: GUIDED WALK LED MY MIKE GUILFOYLE SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY AT 14.00

This walk will be a gentle amble to graves of historic interest ( including a family grave linked to the famous American Apache Leader Geronimo )GUIDED WALK LED MY MIKE GUILFOYLE-SUNDAY 17 TH FEBRUARY AT 14.00 PMMEET LADYWELL CEMETERY GATE.ALL WELCOME.

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