Deptford Gay Disco 1976

South East London gaysoc apparently grew out of Goldsmiths gay society and by 1976 was putting on what may have been the first 'regular gay disco' in the area - 'with upward of 60 local gays attending' -  at the Deptford Albany (then at its old building in Creek Road). Source: Gay News (London) March 11-24, ...

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 ...

Brockley Max at Hilly Fields

Brockley Max – our local community festival – runs this year from Friday 31 May to Saturday 8 June with a huge range of events at local venues including Hilly Fields. To see the full programme, click here or pick up a paper copy from the HF cafe or other local outlets. Meanwhile, scroll down. ...

Lottery Funding Progress

monoprinting workshop Thanks to the grant from the Community Fund, we have now:- run a mono printing workshop in the park…exhibition in the café to follow. rustic benchinstalled a new bench for the mud kitchen, obviously everyone is welcome to rest their weary legs and enjoy the views. completed 3 scavenger hunts, which can be ...

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AGM Tuesday 11th June, 2019 This year’s AGM will be at 7.30pm in the café, we intend to begin with a talk ‘Deptford to Hilly Fields’

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

Street Trees for Living – a project of Brockley Society 2019-04-24 09:04:00

Abstract Tree workshops This May Little Art Forms will be running creative workshops for children and adults at Gently in Crofton Park to raise money towards the planting of Lewisham street trees through Street Trees for Living.Little Art Forms is a creative platform that has recently moved to the area. The project was originally set up in Camden ...

Update from Forest Hill ward

STREET TREES ARE GOOD FOR USAt the Dartmouth Road Street Party a year ago I met Stuart Checkley who was representing Street Trees for Living, a Brockley Society project which has worked with Lewisham Council since 2012 on a public street-tree funding scheme. The scheme had been rolled out on the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate in Forest ...