Ladywell Fields river clean-up this weekend

Rob writes:As it’s going to be a wonderful weekend you might want to publicise the Ladywell Fields river clean-up on Sunday, 22 April.I have been to probably 20 of these over the years and I can honestly say they are great fun - an opportunity to do some useful volunteer work whilst enjoying a different view ...

Power serve problem delays Ladywell tennis plan

A plan to create a major floodlit tennis facility in Ladywell Fields is being held up by UK Power Networks, who haven't hooked up the site yet. Lewisham Council's Andy Thomas explains:"We are still waiting on the power supply to be installed by UK Power Networks but in the meantime we don’t want to keep ...

Ladywell to become Lewisham tennis hub

I ain't got time to bleed: A predator-eye view of the floodlit courtsEd writes:The three tarmac and two grass tennis courts in Ladywell Fields are being replaced by five tarmac courts. Four of them will be floodlit. Having read through the planning docs, here are some of the main points:- 18 seven-metre high LED floodlights ...

Ladywell Fields cafe burgled

The Ladywell Fields cafe, run by local charity Ten Thousand Hands, has been burgled and around £6,000 of equipment has been stolen. The Evening Standard reports:"Callous thieves allegedly broke into the Ten Thousand Hands Cafe in Ladywell Fields in the early hours of Sunday morning."The café, which opened in 2014, has been used to train ...

More Lewisham 1977 Photos from Anti-Fascist Demo

The London Metropolitan Archives Collage London Picture Archive, 'Collage' has lots of great photos from across the capital. The Lewisham section includes some photographs by Chris Schwarz from the anti-National Front mobilisation of August 1977 (sometimes  referred to as  the 'Battle of Lewisham'). Here's a couple of details from  the photos, full set here. This is from the demonstration ...

I didn’t choose LFUG life, LFUG life chose me

Robert Sheppard has been doing good work for two decades, in service of the wonderful Ladywell Fields. He writes:Dear friends of Ladywell Fields, After nearly 20 years, first as Chairman and latterly as Secretary, I have decided to step back from active involvement in the Ladywell Fields User Group. I have just been appointed a ...

Tales of the riverbank

Nick Pond [sic] writes:I've been collaborating with the London Bubble Theatre to stage this event. It's not specifically designed for young children but is great for all ages, teenagers and adults alike, telling an engaging story of the Ravensbourne Naiad and other creatures as you move with the storyteller along (but not in) the river...Tickets ...

Tennis Open Day at Ladywell Fields

South East London Tennis is running free tennis sessions this weekend. Chris writes:The open tennis day takes place this Sunday 17th May 10am - 1pm and is part of the nationally advertised Great British Tennis Weekend.You can book your free session online at www.lta.org.uk/gbtw and the following sessions are available:mini tennis for childrenfamily playAdult cardio ...

Staff kills dog in Ladywell Fields

Last month, BC ran a guest article by a local dog-walker who wanted to start a debate about dogs on leads in Ladywell Fields.BC is not familiar with the arcane canine community, so we assumed this issue was a fairly innocuous bit of discussion about protocol - akin to arguing the toss over whether one ...

A school trip to Lewisham Arcadia (1905)

Just over a hundred years ago, children from the 'dingy streets' of Southwark went on country outings to 'the Londoner's idea of Arcadia' - Lewisham!. This report from Gloucester Citizen - (Saturday 8 July 1905) describes a trip from Lant Street County Council School, Borough (now Charles Dickens Primary School) to meet their counterparts at ...