Upcoming Local Events.

Do you have an Event that you would like mentioned on this Website?
If it's about history in the Lewisham area, then we might include it. Email or phone the Editor. And say who you are. Any local organisation can use this service. Examples might be parades, medal ceremonies, notification of archaeological investigations or demolition of buildings.


August 2019

The RANG Railway at Crossness Engines has started running a passenger service, albeit only on the short track built. Note: RANG Railway means "Royal Arsenal Narrow Gauge Railway".
Visit us on August 25th or September 22nd (London Open House) - Free entry on 22nd!

July 2019


June 2019

WINDRUSH – An Evening of Inspiration and Celebration – Commemorating the 71st anniversity of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury, on 21 June 1948.
Contributors: Dorinda Hulton (Windrush passenger), Damien Egan (Mayor of Lewisham), Janet Daby MP (East Lewisham), Arthur Torrington CBE (Windrush Foundation), Sir Steve Bullock (former Mayor of Lewisham) and Angella Rose-Howell (Deputy High Commissioner for Jamaica).
Includes a tribute to the late Asquith Gibbes.
Friday 21 June 2019 at 7pm. Tickets £3 (Pensioners FREE).
The Broadway Theatre, Catford SE6 4RU


May 2019

A last-minute message from Gresham College:
There is a free public lecture on the "Cockney Romantics" on 14 May by Jonathan Bate, Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, the last but one in his Gresham series, that we thought your members would be interested in. Bate is a superb lecturer. The lecture is at the Museum of London at 6pm on 14 May (also live-streamed online), and is free on a first come, first served basis. For details Click here.

We have received some information from the Docklands History Group about a Conference on May 18th 2019 on the subject of "The Medieval Port of London". For more about the Conference, Click here. To Visit the Docklands History Group Website, Click here

March 2019

Crossness Pumping Station has re-opened! The Open Day on 31/03/2019 showed the giant Beam Engine working, and the new Narrow-Gauge railway that will soon speed the visitors from the Car Park to the Engine Hall - a 700-metre journey. The name of the Loco is "Busy Basil". Next "steaming" Event Sun 19th May. For opening times Click here. For more train-pictures, Click here


16/03/2019: Last-minute Email from the Painted Hall:
On the day: Go to one of our ticket desks in the Visitor Centre or in the Painted Hall Undercroft. Bring a print-out of your email ticket confirmation, your order confirmation number, or show us your ticket on your mobile device. You will be able to exchange your Eventbrite ticket for a paper ticket and our new Explorer Map. You are welcome to join one of our new guided 500 years of history tour which leave on the hour - 11am until 4pm – from the Visitor Centre.
Booked your free ticket for the 17th or 21st March? DO IT NOW, or it may be too late!
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We have received a message from the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, telling us that they they are delighted to announce the launch of the reopening of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in March and cordially invite you to the FREE inaugural soft launch daytime openings on either Sunday 17 March (10am – 5pm) or Thursday 21 March (10am – 4pm).

The re-opening is part of a major transformation project that will also see the King William Undercroft re-open after the restoration project. Located beneath the Painted Hall, the grand space will now house a new café, shop and interpretation gallery, The Sackler Gallery, where Tudor remains have been unearthed.

Please extend this invitation to your members or staff, and family and friends. To book your (and their) complimentary ticket Click here. You will need your unique code XXXXXXX. This is a priority booking for up to 20 people across your organisation. Please book by Friday 8 March as tickets will then be released to a wider audience.

How to Book your complimentary place:
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