Monday, 27 July 2009

Lewisham Voices wiki

We are developing a new wiki to enable us to add content to the Lewisham Voices project site. The new wiki is at and we would like any feedback as to how this compares with the current site at

The old site cannot be developed or added to and the new wiki offers us an opportunity to add to the community memories that we already have. Feedback to please.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Lewisham Local History and Archives on Facebook

Lewisham Local History and Archives centre now has its own page on the social networking website Facebook. If you are a member of Facebook, follow the link below to view the page and become a fan.

The page provides another medium for communicating to users of the service about forthcoming events, post photos and content as well as making it easier for those interested in Lewisham's history to share information with one another.

Family History Online Session

As part of Adult Learners Week 2009, LHA will be holding an introductory session demonstrating how to use online resources such as to research family history. The session will be held in the learning centre of Lewisham Library - booking is essential. Ring 020 8314 9800 to reserve your place.

Saturday 16 May 2009

Lewisham Library
199-201 Lewisham High Street
SE13 6LG

020 8314 9800

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Lewisham in the Snow

Did you take any photographs of Lewisham in the snow when it was engulfed at the start of February? If so we'd be very grateful if we could use them for our photographic archives of the borough. It doesn't matter if the images are of your street, a local park or public buildings, we are interested in a range of snow scenes across the borough. Please send images to

PLEASE NOTE: In order for us to use any images we need to be given copyright over them, so please state this when sending them to us. Thank you for your help in preserving Lewisham's photographic heritage.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Severe weather and Lewisham

The heavy snow and severe weather has had an impact on services in Lewisham and we are unable to open all of our libraries today.

Wavelengths, Forest Hill, Torridon Road, Sydenham and Catford Libraries are all expected to open this morning until 1.00pm. All of our other libraries, including Lewisham and the Local History and Archives Centre will be closed.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and plan to resume normal service as soon as possible.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Lewisham and the Web 2.0 world

Lewisham Heritage Team is pioneering the use of Web 2.0 technologies to help us reach out to users, and to make Lewisham's archives and historic material more widely available. As part of this we have created 2 wikis to provide information and collect contributions.

Lewisham War Memorials wiki
November 2008 saw the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War, which the great majority of war memorials were created to commemorate. This wiki lists the memorials in the London Borough of Lewisham, which includes the old Metropolitan Boroughs of Lewisham and Deptford. The initial information was collected by Paul Dyer, a regional volunteer with the UK National Inventory of War Memorials, who generously donated a copy of his research. This was developed by Ann O’Brien, a volunteer at the Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, to lay the foundations of this wiki.

Lewisham's Olympic Legacy
In September 2008 Lewisham participated in the handover of the Olympic flag from Beijing to London and we are now in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.

Lewisham Heritage created this wiki to record the achievements of past Lewisham Olympians and sports people and to enable the community to create their own record of the London 2012 experience. As part of this we are asking local people for their memories and recollections of London 1948 - the last time London hosted the Olympics. Do you have any photographs or memorabilia, do you remember the 1948 Games - were you taken to them or did your older relatives tell you about them? You can share your memories with us and contribute to this wiki.