Walworth Society - September Meeting & Other Events/News

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 1st September.

Please find attached below the notes from last Thursday's meeting. Our next meeting is 7pm Thursday 6th October and features presentations on the improvements to East Street, Reuben Powell speaking about the work of Hotel Elephant & the new artists' studios on Spare St and news on the future of the Sorting Office in Crampton St.

2. Southwark Council High Street Challenge – Free West Walworth Tour Saturday 10th September 10am to 12 noon (and then on to the Pasley Park Fete in the afternoon).
The latest in the series of free tours which will the story of the Walworth area by recreating scenes from history using live actors. This tour offers many new insights about the history, heritage, culture and the diversity of the West Walworth area in a free 2 hour walking tour. Starts at Kennington Tube Station at 10am and ends in Pasley Park at 12 noon to co-incide with the start of the annual Pasley Park Fete in the afternoon.
Meet Kennington Tube Station 10am.
Tickets from Eventbrite - FREE
If you had any time to help marshal the tour (2 hours max.), please can you e-mail John Whelan on: whelanjohnwalworth@gmail.com

Full Details of PP Fete:

Walworth Road Tour - Sat 20th August

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain for the Walworth Road tour on Sat 20th August. Below are a couple of pictures from the tour.

(Photos by Diana Cochrane)
3. Charlie Chaplin Play. Cinema Museum - Dates in September

News of a play about the life of Charlie Chaplin running in September at the Cinema Museum in Dugard Way SE11 4TH. There is a special offer for WS members for the 10th September performance of a free souvenir programme (if you book via the Crowdpatch (ticketing site) rewards page).

Full details of the play at: http://www.thelittletramp.org.uk/

Ticketing info and times at:



The play is set in 1959. Charles Chaplin is 70 years old, talking across the years to the young Charlie - the Little Tramp who was never allowed to speak in the silent movies.


4. Burgess Park West Planning Application.

Southwark Council have now put in the planning application for their proposed changes to the south-west corner of the park including Rust Square.

If you would like to see the plans or comment on them visit:


Comments can be made via:


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