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Crofton Park History Walk for No Car Day

Join our free history walk marking No Car Day on Sunday 22nd September. We'll find a centuries-old footpath, signs of an extraordinary canal, and a bridge that is no more, as we take a long view of the way public transport has shaped our area.
The one-hour walk will be led by Mike Brown and will leave at 1pm.

Where: Buckthorne Cutting Nature Reserve, Eddystone Road, SE4 2DE
When: Sunday 22nd September 2019
What time: 1pm-2pm

Crofton Park History Drop-In

Come and join us at our monthly get-together. We'll bring old photos and maps, and you bring your memories, photos, questions and comments. 

Where: Crofton Park Eco Community Library, 375 Brockley Road, SE4 2AG
When: First Saturday of every month
What time: 11am-12pm
2019 Dates:​​
  • Saturday 2nd February 2019

  • Saturday 2nd March 2019

  • Saturday 6th April 2019

  • Saturday 4th May 2019

  • Saturday 1st June 2019

  • Saturday 3rd July 2019

  • Saturday 4th August 2019

  • Saturday 7th September 2019

  • Saturday 5th October 2019

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019

  • Saturday 7th December 2019


The Blitz on Crofton Park

Even a short walk around Crofton Park shows the effects of enemy action in WW2. Was your house damaged by enemy action in WW2? If it was in Crofton Park or Brockley, probably yes, and probably more than once. Mike Brown will be talking about this and other incidents in his talk, The Blitz on Crofton Park, at the next meeting of Lewisham Local History Society, Friday 22nd February 2019. 

Where: Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, SE13 6BT
When: Friday 22nd February 2019
What time: 7.30pm

Talk: What We'll Do For Two Shillings      

Talk by Carol Harris for Lewisham Local History Society on the shops, businesses and industries along the Brockley Road, 1880-1930. The rapid shift from rural Kentish hamlet of Brockley to London suburb of Crofton Park, is reflected in the places where the new residents worked and things they bought. In a striking parallel to today, it will look at complaints about the lack of public transport for commuters, and at some of the home-based businesses that catered to needs of the new commuting class. The talk is illustrated with pictures of the shops as they were 100 or more years ago and advertisements for local businesses form that time.

Exhibition: The Streets Where We Live

Specially created for Brockley Max 2018.

   The Streets Where We Live tells the story of Crofton Park and the first residents, in postcards bought and sent by the people who lived in the houses and streets 100 years ago.  The cards show the new streets, homes, schools, and landmarks.

   Come and see what has and hasn't changed in the last century, and find out about the people who lived in the houses we live in today. 

Where: St Hilda's Church, Brockley Road, SE23 1PL
When: Saturday 2nd June -- Saturday 9th June
What time: view the exhibition during the week, whenever St Hilda's church is open.
We shall be there each day from 1-2pm. 

Talk: 'Better Than It Looks' -- The Crofton Park Story

Featuring famous residents including Spike Milligan; riots and reprobates; schools and scandals. Come and hear how ,in just 40 years, the Kentish hamlet of Brockley became the London suburb of Crofton Park.

Where: St Hilda's Church, Brockley Road, SE23 1PL
When: Saturday 9th June
What time: 2-3pm.