1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 1st November 7pm. Please find the notes from our November 1st WS meeting below.


Our December meeting will be held on Thursday 6th December (7pm) at 155 W Rd.


2. Free Workshops at Southwark Playhouse.

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3. Annual Southwark Law Centre Quiz: Weds 7th November 7-9pm


News from Southwark Law Centre.

"It’s that time of year again. The Law Centre’s annual Quiz. A chance to meet colleagues from the Centre and other local agencies, display your knowledge of largely useless information, and raise ££s. 
It’s on Wed 7 Nov at 7-9 (drinks from 6pm) upstairs at ‘John the Unicorn’ on Rye Lane close to Peckham Rye station. 
£10 a team with prizes to match. All proceeds will be donated to the Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers. 
Bring friends / relatives / brains. It’s a fun evening and a great cause. 
No need to book, just show up at the door!!!"


1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 4th October 7pm.
Please find the notes from our October 4th WS meeting below.


Our November meeting will be held on Thursday 1st November (7pm) at 155 W Rd


2. Memorial Service for Toby Eckersley.

The memorial service for Toby Eckersley will be held at Southwark Cathedral at 3pm on Monday 22nd October. It is open to anyone who would like to attend.


3. Walworth's Got Talent. It's BACK - Don't miss out! Saturday 6th October.

4. Royal British Legion, Braganza St - Events Around the Commemoration of the Centenary of the end of WW1.

An invitation to a series of events from the Royal British Legion on Braganza St SE17 (34-40 Braganza Street SE17 3RJ).

The RBL Southwark Community Club are holding events to commemorate the end of WW1 and raising funds for the Macmillan Nurses.
The WW1 events are:

  • 6th October a Sausage Sizzle from 12 noon till 3pm.
  • Wednesday 10th October decorate your poppy 12 to 2pm.
  • Saturday 13th October evening Sausage Sizzle from 9pm until 12.30am.
  • Wednesday 17th October afternoon tea party with the mayor and council members; school children will be coming along to sing, read poetry and display art work 12 to 3pm.
  • Saturday 20th October evening entertainment to celebrate the end of the war from 9pm until 12.30am.
  • and finally Wednesday 24th October a showing of the film War Horse.

All these events will be at the RBL Club (34-40 Braganza Street SE17 3RJ).
We do hope you can attend any of them; we would love to see you and the club is now a Community Club so anybody can come along when we are open and have a drink a chat and enjoy themselves.





Walworth History Festival: UPDATE - 30th September 2018


Thanks so much to everyone who helped with and came along to the History Festival. We were just so delighted with how it all went and we estimate that all in all around 1,000 people came along to the exhibition or took part in the events, talk and lectures.

We are very grateful to Mireille Tchapi and Lise Magnollay for all the photos that they took and if you would like to get a flavour of what went on, below is an album of the photos that Lise took:

WHF Opening Event: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0N5Uzl7VX4XQp

Final weekend and Open House: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0N5n8hH4S6KRU

Below too are some of the photos that Mireille and Lise took of events during the week.

The Walworth Front Room (organised by Julia Honess) (photo Mireille Tchapi)

The Animated History Tours (photo Mireille Tchapi)

Looking at the History Panels (photo Mireille Tchapi)

Neil Crossfield with his Recreation of a WW1 Street Shrine (photo Mireille Tchapi)

Gathering for the Animated Tours in the Memorial Garden (photo Mireille Tchapi)

Neil Coyle MP opening the festival (photo Mireille Tchapi)

Talk in the Front Room (photo Lise Magnollay)

Open House Tours (organised by Shelagh Kavanagh) (photo Lise Magnollay)



UPDATE 01September 2018

We are delighted that the programme of events is now finalised and is shown below. Please do come to as many events as you can - all are free to attend! More news to follow.

If you are able to volunteer any time please contact John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR phone him on 07535-413884.



More details about a couple of the events including the animiated history tours on Sunday 16th Sept (3pm and 5pm) and the story of Arments. If you would like to come along to either of the (free) animated history tours on Sunday 16th September at 3pm and 5pm please do sign up at:





Walworth Heritage Trail.


If you are interested in the heritage of the Walworth area more generally and fancy a walk through the history of SE17 dont forget to download our Heritage Trail. Some things have changed quite a bit and turned out differently to what we anticipated since we put this together in 2014 but it is still a great way to learn more about Walworth.


 Walworth Heritage Trail (2014)