Laurie Grove Baths event at Goldsmiths

An interesting event coming up tomorrow night (Thursday 15 June 2017, 5:30 to 8:30)  at Goldsmiths focused on the Laurie Grove Baths. This building hosted swimming pools and public washhouses for a hundred years or so before it closed in 1991 and was taken over by Goldsmiths, for among other things, artist studio space. I've ...

Lewisham and Forest Hill pools to open earlier

The Glassmill pool in Lewisham is a joy. Eight-lanes, flooded with natural light, clean, underfloor-heated changing rooms and a short walk from the northern end of Brockley.However, if you're an adult with a 9-5 job, who can swim, then getting in there can be tricky, given the number of competing demands for the main pool.Last ...

Deptford Dolphins Thames Swim

I was slightly sceptical about whether the self-proclaimed Deptford Dolphins were actually going to manage to swim out from Watergate stairs to the nearby crane derrick in the Thames (as previewed here). But two of them made it on 22 September, and there's a film to prove it. They are already thinking of doing it ...

Deptford Dolphins in Daring (Dangerous?) Thames Swim

This has come from some people who may or may not be close to the Deptford Three Sided Football Club. The tale of  a 'pre war equinoctial swim' in Deptford may or may not be pseudo-history. But they are deadly serious about swimming in the Thames at Deptford on Sunday 22 September:'Through playing 3-sided-football with ...

Glass Mill Open Day, July 20th

Fusion writes:On Saturday 20 July, Lewisham Council and Fusion Lifestyle will be marking the start of the summer holidays with a day of free taster sessions and activities for all ages at Glass Mill Leisure Centre.Throughout the day, young people will be able to take part in special gym induction sessions and sample classes including ...

The Glass Mill, Loampit Vale

The Glass Mill swimming pool and leisure centre (41 Loampit Vale) opened last week. For many Brockley residents, it's now our closest major sports facility.We've been too slack to go there to get photos, but Daniel and Sonia are better people than us and have sent us these ones. Please post your reviews of the ...

£20m Lewisham pool and leisure centre opens June 10th

Lewisham Council says:On  Monday 10 June, Glass Mill – Lewisham’s flagship new leisure centre – will open to the public.The £20m centre, located on Loampit Vale, has been designed by leisure specialists LA Architects and will be operated by registered charity Fusion Lifestyle on behalf of Lewisham Council. The contractor for Glass Mill is Pellikaan, ...

A shining city at the bottom of the hill

The lights have come on at Lewisham's new pool, The Glass Mill. It's still a long way from being ready, but the light show cheers up the forboding approach to Brockley from Lewisham Station and looks much lovelier than this hastily-shot photo (through a moving car's window) does justice to.By day, the multi-coloured scheme doesn't ...