Remembrance Sunday- Commemorative Events this Weekend

This weekend marks the centenary of the Armistice and it is being commemorated across Hither Green and its environs. From British Legion events at The Broadway Theatre to memorial concerts, poppy drops, Evensongs and Armed Service Parades. Links with details about each event below.

The Broadway Theatre
Festival of Remembrance- Concert & Poppy Drop
Time: 2pm Saturday on Saturday 10 November
Link: https://goo.gl/e6BY1a

St Andrew’s, Sandhurst Road
Festival of Remembrance- Concert and readings
Time: 7.30pm on Saturday 10 November
Link: https://goo.gl/UTBTFi

Lewisham War Memorial
Remembrance Sunday Official Service & Parade
Time: 10.45am on Sunday 11 November
Link: https://goo.gl/KQsyiW

St Swithun’s, Hither Green Lane
Remembrance Sunday Evensong Service.
Time: 6pm on Sunday 11 November
Link: https://goo.gl/95aRoA

 

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Hither Green Festival: World War One Centenary

Three years have past since Alan Foster told the stories of the men of Hither Green and Lewisham who signed up for King and Country at the Ennersdale Road Barracks in 1918/19.

At 7pm on Thursday 24 May at the Corbett Library, Alan concludes his story. He has done an phenomenal amount of research and has a very local tale to tell.
Take a hanky. 
Page 22 of the Festival Booklet- https://goo.gl/KRh6ph

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It’s Hither Green Festival Time!

The Hither Green Community Group have organised some stellar food, music and history events, plus activities for children and families.

Click the events listed below for more information and to book tickets.

Full Festival Booklet.

Date/Time Event
Saturday 16 May
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
World Food, Arts and Crafts Fair!
Hither Green Clocktower Piazza, Hither Green
Saturday 16 May
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet
St Swithun’s Hall, Hither Green
All Week: 17-24 May
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lewisham Society of Arts- Exhibition
st swithuns church, Hither Green London
Sunday 17 May
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Plant and Seed Swap!
Springbank Road Community Garden, Hither Green
Sunday 17 May
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Gardens Sunday
Hither Green, London Lewisham
Sunday 17  May
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teddy Bear’s Picnic!
Mountsfield Park Community Garden, Hither Green
Sunday 17 May
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Festival Evensong Service
st swithuns church, Hither Green London
Monday 18 May
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Jazz Supper @ the Lord Northbrook Pub
The Lord Northbrook Pub, Lee
Tuesday 19 May
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Before Bedtime: Baby rhyme time U5s
Torridon Road Library, Hither Green
Tuesday 19 May
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
History Talk: Hither Green 1914-1915: music hall
St Swithun’s Hall, Hither Green
Wednesday 20 May
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Expressions of Love Concert
St Swithun’s Hall, Hither Green
Thursday 21 May
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Before Bedtime Storytelling for Over 5s
Torridon Road Library, Hither Green
Thursday 21 May
6:00 pm
Hither Green Schools Concert
Brindishe Green School, Hither Green
Thursday 21 May
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Late Film: The Theory of Everything
St Swithun’s Hall, Hither Green
Friday 22 May
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Great Festival Quiz Night!
St Swithun’s Hall, Hither Green
Saturday 23 May
11:15 am – 4:00 pm
Free Pilates Class + Gym Open Day
Anytime Fitness Gym,, Hither Green
Saturday 23 May
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Children’s Introduction to Rhythm Workshop
Lewisham Arts Cafe, Hither Green
Saturday 23 May
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Classics by Candlelight- Music & Dinner!
St Swithun’s Hall, Hither Green
Sunday 24 May
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Guided History Walks
Hither Green, London Lewisham
Sunday 24 May
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Scouts River Walk
Lewisham Arts Cafe, Hither Green
Sunday 24 May 
10:30 am-2 pm
The Family Bike Ride
Mountsfield Park Community Garden, Hither Green
Sunday 24 May
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Grand Finale Concert & Special Cheese & Wine evening
st swithuns church, Hither Green London

Children of the Great War – Lewisham Open Day: Saturday 14 December

Do you have a relative who fought in The Great War, served in the Ambulance Corps, in Munitions, or experienced the War on the Home Front?
As part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the First World War Lewisham Local Studies Centre are inviting you to come along to Lewisham Library on Saturday 14th December to share your unique family story, passed down through generations. Please also bring with you, any relevant photos, objects, and memorabilia for us to copy and photograph.

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You can book a 30min slot to tell us your family story, or just turn up to find out more about the First World War and Lewisham.  Click to book a slot to share your story please Age Exchange and Lewisham Heritage will use your story to support the creation of exhibitions on The First World War. Age Exchange may use some stories to create a new play, to premiere in London August 2014. All stories will be entered into the Europeana 1914-1918 international on line archive. All local stories will also be entered into the Lewisham Archives.Children of The Great War is supported by the expertise of The University of Oxford. To find more about the Children of the Great War project:
Email – greatwar@age-exchange.org.uk or local.studies@lewisham.gov.uk
Follow on Facebook – Children of The Great War at Age Exchange
Follow on Twitter@YourGreatWar

Best wishes

Local History and Archives Team

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