How Lewisham changes!
A walk led by society member John Causer. We will meet in Blackheath and take the train to Lewisham. Discuss the passing of the slums, regular flooding, organised animal cruelty, doodlebugs and unreliable public transport all to be replaced by tower blocks, new roads, the Lewisham Natureman and the DLR. All welcome but numbers will be limited so please register your place with the office, email firstname.lastname@example.org. As usual suggested donations of £5 towards the Society on joining the walk.
This was a most enjoyable and informative walk. We learnt about a phantom bridge and old station between Blackheath and Lewisham, the various courses and names of the River Kid Brooke and Quaggy, how the area now forming the basis of Lewisham/Manhatten use to be called Plough Field and much more. We were extremely fortunate in our walk in being invited into the church of St Stephens. Renowned for being a Gilbert Scott church and one with many spires. The interior is beautiful, it is adorned with art works and gifts from local residents during its building in the 1860s. The many new residents of Lewisham have come together in their love of choral music and have planned choral evenings for the Autumn. Amongst the muddle and confusion of Lewisham there are some hidden gems, look carefully at the graffiti hiding the peaceful deer grazing by the river. Lewisham is a place of many layers.