Another fundraiser, yeah we're all sick of them by now but if anybody's interested there's a community centre trying to set up a cafe and charity shop. It's a really good centre and does a lot to help the local community with very little money so they need to raise funds for a cafe and charity shop which could sustain the centre and its projects in future.
Even a fiver would help The Apple Tree Cafe and Charity Shop
Brockley’s SecondFestival of Ideas for Change (flyer below)
Sunday 19 November 2017, 10am-5.30pm, Lewisham Southwark College, Lewisham Way, SE4 1UT
This is for everyone. View and download the full programme here.
Location, travel and car parking details available here. (St John’s station closed)
An inspiring range of nearly 30 speakers will present their ideas during sessions with Q&As and continuing discussion in an adjacent break-out room:
Battle of Lewisham: 40 years later
Housing, Homelessness and Inequality
Debt, Money and Exploitation
Food and the Environment
From Ideas to Action – Practical examples
Film and audio recordings will also be screened concurrently in an adjacent room:
The Listening Post: Sybil Phoenix. (Audio recording) Sybil's son Woodrow Phoenix will be present to answer questions about his mother’s life and her work.
Aug 13: What Happened? Films about the Battle of Lewisham plus short films about other themes in the Festival
since there isn't a separate lewisham history type thread, these two from 1968 came up on flickr this week
(a bit before my time, but mum-tat remembers it - parents were living in granville park at the time)
for anyone wondering, both photos were taken from about the junction of lewisham high street and rennell street - photographer would have been stood with their back towards chiesmans' department store (the site is now the huge police station) - in the one with the blue coach, the two routemaster buses are heading towards new cross.
i don't think a single one of the buildings visible is there any more...
Just shown that to my OH, who thought it was great. He remembers happily being unable to go to school because of the floods!
That bit of Lewisham is completely unrecognisable now from those photos. It's changed a fair bit since I moved here ten years ago (is it really that long? ) but it's completely different even from how I remember it a couple of years ago.
Another piece of Lewisham History. Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the Lewisham Train Crash.
A train heading from Cannon St to Ramsgate hit a train heading from Charing Cross to Hayes in very foggy conditions. It also hit a bridge which then partially collapsed onto the train. It was one of the worst accidents in British rail history with 90 people losing their lives.
Running Past have written a great in depth article on the crash.