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June 2018

Leland Duncan Grave Restoration
In 1998, this Society, Colfe’s School, the Old Colfeians and Lewisham Council jointly placed a headstone on the unmarked grave of the Lewisham historian and Old Colfeian, Leland Duncan. The Society and the Old Colfeians together recently carried out further restoration.

To mark this restoration, the Society and the Old Colfeians are meeting at the graveside at 11:30am on Friday 29 June. The cemetery is in Hither Green Lane - NOT in the adjoining crematorium. It will be signposted. After the brief ceremony, members are invited by the school to the Old Colfeians Club House in Eltham Road, Lee for light refreshments.

No booking is required but we need to know how many members will be attending as a matter of courtesy to the Old Colfeians. Click here to email John King, or telephone 020-8857 1819.

Here is a link to an essay that gives a balanced view of Duncan's work: Click here to view. There are a few “typo” errors, mainly in Latin words.

February 2018

The Sydenham Cottages

October 2017

A Medical Mystery

July 2017

Last month’s Talk (on Friday 30th June 2017) was given by Dr. Mary Mills on the subject of the Gas Industry in Greenwich. Towards the end of the talk there was a controversy about some of the facts presented. Dr. Mills has been kind enough to provide some notes that will clarify these facts.
Click here to read Dr. Mills’ notes. The notes also contain a link to Dr. Mills' original lecture in 1989 called “The South London Gas Workers Strike 1889”.

Issue 208 - Spring 2017

Kent History Federation - There are quarterly meetings at either Sandwich or Maidstone.

John King’s essay - The possibility of creating a ‘proper’ Museum for Lewisham.

Eldorado Musical Productions - Eldorado website.

Stephen Tuck’s Blog - WW1: Gladys in Hither Green.

The Glue factory rebuilt

Bromley Borough Local History Society

Bob Hope Theatre Eltham.


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