Ahmet Altan – our hidden relationships with trees

From the flyleaf of his book "I Will Never See the World Again": Born in 1950, Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey's most important writers. In the purge following the failed coup in July 2016, Altan was sent to prison pending trail for giving 'subliminal messages' in support of the coup. In February 2018, he was sentenced to life in ...

Police Raid Forest Hill Gay Club (1987)

From London LGBT paper 'Capital Gay' (2 October 1987), a report of police raiding a gay club in Forest Hill in 1987, prompting the headline: "Clear out of Forest Hill! Police Want Gays Confined to the West End." The target was Frolic at 240 Stanstead Road, SE23 which on Saturday September 19th was raided by '30 ...

Wild Flower Scavenger Hunt

Our latest scavenger hunt is available from the café. The flowers maybe a little scarcer this week as it isn’t long since the green flag inspection lots of them were mown in favour of ‘amenity’ grass. You can also print here and cut so you have four separate sheets. (right click opens in new window ...

Friends of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries Open Day Sunday 7th July 2019 11.00am – 4.30pm

Mary Ann Bevan: the Ugliest Woman in the World. The latest instalment of London Epitaphs, a collection of fascinating short podcasts based on the headstones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery

In the 1920s, Mary Ann Bevan was known as the Ugliest Woman in the World but the story of how she came by the title is a tragic one. The third in a new series of true stories based on the gravestones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Read and researched by ...

45th Midsummer Fayre

The 45th Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre, Saturday 22 June 2019  12 noon to 5pm VOLUNTEER  The Brockley Society still need volunteers!  As always, the fayre is run entirely by volunteers. They need  nearly 120 volunteers on rotas on the day. Many different roles for varied skills and time commitments at:  www.brockleysociety.org.uk/hilly-fields-midsummer-fayre/ or express your interest by emailing: volunteer@brockleysociety.org.uk

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.

Art in the Park Saturday 8th June, midday – 6pm

A fantastic day for all the family! Bands times for the Felix School of Rock Stage are now confirmed! Children’s Magical Art Marquee Face Painting Storytelling Tent Felix School of Rock Stage Brockley’s Rock Fishing Pond Music and dance performances Brockley Max Art Market Pop-up food stalls Brockley Brewery & parlez bar Brockley Max raffle draw 5pm…https://brockleymax.co.uk/events/venues/hilly-fields/

Much Ado About Nothing: 5th, 6th and 7th June, 2019 at 7pm

Join the company of Hilly Shakes for their Premier production of Much Ado about nothing! An evening of high jinx and romance in Hilly Fields stone circle. Tonight, 5th June at 7pm by the stone circle in Hilly Fields. https://brockleymax.co.uk/events/hilly-shakes-much-ado-about-nothing-2019/?fbclid=IwAR1D1XzTDjxHMLKQgVOMgivSQAD_z2kCT7Ws6HqydwSN8xS9q9GURA6eVxA

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 ...