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Dog Kennel Hill School Summer Fair

On Saturday 18 June, Dog Kennel Hill Primary School held its big annual summer fair. Since leaving primary school many years ago (I attended DKH), I try my best to attend the summer fair every […]

11 O’Clock Tick Tock – The story of U2 at the Half Moon

In May 1980, U2 released their first single from Island Records, “11 O’Clock Tick Tock“, and embarked on a handful of low-key club shows over the next few weeks to promote it. During this period […]

The Capitol in Forest Hill is shutting down

Yep, it’s officially shutting down. The Capitol is one of of 8 Weatherspoon pubs in London up for sale… The Capitol is a rare survival of a 1920s cinema, The Capitol, on London Road, first opened its doors […]

The mysterious Shell Grotto of Margate

In the old seaside town of Margate, is a mysterious underground cavern. As beautiful as it is mysterious, no one seems to know who created it and why. Discovered in 1835, Margate’s Shell Grotto is an astonishing […]

Peckham’s clock tower is ticking again after over 20 years, thanks to local people

A stopped clock may tell the time twice a day – but now Peckham’s landmark clock tower at the former Jones & Higgins department store will be showing the right time all day round. Work […]

50th Anniversary of the London Boroughs inspires a new Heritage Project

 Boundaries, created by Invisible Palace, is a new heritage project for Crystal Palace, Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.  The Boundaries theme is inspired by 2015 being the 50th anniversary of the creation of the […]

Whatever Happened to the East India Company?

Roger Williams, author of London’s Lost Global Giant: The East India Company, fills us in. Among Dulwich Picture Gallery’s collection of marine paintings is Lorenzo a Castro’s A Dutch East Indiaman off Hoorn (1672-86), showing […]

Dulwich Authors’ Evening – Books for Christmas

Beautiful books about Dulwich by Dulwich authors. You can hear three local authors talk about their books, meet them and buy personalised copies at an event at the Old College Library, Dulwich College this coming Monday, […]

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