Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
The Lewisham Local History Society would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Latest LLHS Newsletter
The Autumn 2013 LLHS Newsletter is now available, and contains news of recent events that the Society organised or has been involved in.
Lewisham Peoples Day 2013 took place on Saturday 13 of July in brilliant sunshine, and there were a very large number of visitors. Some of them called at the Society's stall, and your Webmaster (who took some photos) saw, with his own eyes, a new member being signed up! More than one, in fact. Thanks are due to Tamsin Bacchus, Beryl Gibbs, and David and Sylvia Eley for organising and manning the stall.
A Riverside Walk took place on Sunday 21 July, along the Pool/Ravensbourne river between Catford and Sydenham. It lasted for 2 hours, and your Chairman, who led the walk, gave a summary of his extensive knowledge of the history of the area, which included topics ranging from gravel pits and floods to cricket and barrage balloons. Despite the extremely hot sun, a good time was had by all and a few decent snaps were taken by your Webmaster.
The latest Newsletter contains articles about recent Talks:
`Monsters In Our Midst`, inspired by a recent talk to the Society by Alan Payne, relating to local film actors who played leading roles in Universal Studios `monster` films of the 1930s.
`Ralph Slater – Famous Stage Hypnotist`.
`Birley House Open Air School, Forest Hill`, one of the first in the country.
`Pageantry & Protests On Blackheath`.
The Society also looks forward to an expansion of activities in 2014, while stressing the need for volunteers (either members or others who would like to help) to organise visits, walks, etc.
Finally, our Website offers a method of publishing at low cost. No typesetting, printing, paper-handling or binding is needed. It doesn't replace the Society's printed publications but it can add to them. If you have been to a Talk and have something to add to what you heard, you can email Gordon Dennington, or us, and we may well publish your comments here. See the 'Contacts' page.