Forgotten History of Deptford – Christ Church

Deptford has a rich history. The Czar of Russia learnt ship building in the Royal Dock and John Evelyn stayed in Sayes Court and his garden led to the establishment of the National Trust. St Paul’s Church has a well chronicled history but the older St Nicholas’ Church is closer to the River Thames and …

Missing London Squares of Lewisham

A public outcry at the development of green spaces in London including Euston Square where local residents, the National Trust and the London Society opposed to the building a friends meeting house led to the creation of the Royal Commission on London Squares. The Royal Commission report says that “… The enclosures, particularly those which …

Deptford Is Changing – Is it for the Better?

The fact that ‘Deptford is Changing’ is not in dispute. Anita Strasser’s well researched and colourful book looks at today’s Deptford and the people who feel that they are not in control of their own destinies. The people who say that ‘this is not for us’ and feel that the social history, sense of community …

Port Of London Call For Convoys Wharf To Open

In a statement following public concern on the construction site, the Port of London Authority has issued a position statement on the controversial, high rise, riverside development in Deptford on the former Henry VIII Royal Dockyard known as Convoys Wharf. The Port of London Authority was created to bring order to the chaos and congestion …

SOMEBODY LIKES US! ALAN HALL SECURES DEAL WITH MILLWALL TO SAVE YOUTH CLUB *Newsflash*

SOMEBODY LIKES US! ALAN HALL SECURES DEAL WITH MILLWALL TO SAVE YOUTH CLUB ‘EVERYONE’S A WINNER BUT THE BIGGEST WINNERS ARE THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF DEPTFORD’ PLEA FOR HELP SCORES A RESULT Councillor Alan Hall said he was ‘gobsmacked’ when Millwall FC Chief Executive Steve Kavanagh gave him the thumbs-up to a request for support for …