Community engagement in Ladywell

We are very pleased to link up with local activist and blogger Tony Major whose site Ladywell Live is now up and running.He's very kindly given us a lovely landing page plug here.The blog contains a wealth of information about initiatives and community building in Ladywell Ward and we'd highly recommend a visit.

STfL in the national press

Our work at STfL was given prominent coverage in a hugely supportive double page article in the Sunday Times on 10th March. Our very own Xanthe Mosley was quoted widely, as too our friends at Trees for Cities, author and blogger (The Street Tree) Paul Wood ("London is a Forest" is published in May) and the ...

New Planting at Vicars Hill Entrance funded by MPGA Grant

We’ve just about completed our new planting at the Vicars Hill Entrance. We have a honeysuckle and a Japanese quince still in their pots, which we intend to grow over our future dead hedge. The Friends contributed the additional funds to enable the upgrade from chainlink to estate railing and the plants were purchased with ...

Beautiful Morning…

…on Hilly Fields. The trees like the horse chestnut below are coming into leaf. The birds are singing and calling like this Starling. While this Goldfinch shows an interest in the seed balls of a plane tree. If you want to see and hear more of the Birds of Hilly Fields, come on the Dawn ...

Scavenger Hunt

Our winter scavenger hunt. Part of our ‘walk on the wildside’ project, funded by a grant from the Community Fund. scavenger hunt sheet

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 ...

Our 7th planting season – an update

Street Trees for Living is now towards the end of its seventh planting season. By Easter over 200 more street trees will have been planted in the borough of Lewisham, a grand total of 620 since 2012. Once again local residents and businesses have provided most of the funding, with commitments to water the trees for ...

Watch the Birdies

Our Big Birdwatch event (in conjunction with the RSPB) took place on Sunday 27 January as advertised. Unfortunately, a strong cold northern wind put many of the birds off and the count was low. However, a surprising number of humans turned up and we thank you for your support. A fuller report can be found ...

Balwinder Singh Rana recalls the Battle of Lewisham 1977

Interesting recent article by James Rippingale at Al Jazeera. In  'Lewisham, London 1977: Notes on fighting fascism' (24 November 2018) 'Balwinder Singh Rana, a 71-year-old anti-fascist, recalls the day he and thousands of others took on the National Front' in the August 1977 'Battle of Lewisham'. Here's a few extracts:'"It was the only time in ...

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.