Walworth Society - Early October News

1. Walworth Society October Meeting.

Please find below the notes from the full meeting and the committee meeting that preceeded it on 5th October. There is a chance to get inside the former Newington Library building next month as our meeting is being held there. Full details in the notes below.

2. Walworth Road Post Office.

The letter below is from the Post Office and confirms their decision to move from a Crown Post Office to a private operator from Monday 6th November. Local Councillors and MP Neil Coyle are continuing to press the PO and Royal Mail in relation to a parcel collection facility for Walworth in the light of the desire of the RM to dispose of the Crampton St Sorting Office and move that facility to Mandela Way.

3. Elephant & Walworth Neighbourhood Forum AGM and Conference - Saturday 14th October 10am to 2.30pm.

News and details about next Saturday's E&WNF AGM. More info http://ewnforum.org.

4. The Melodramatic Elephant in the Haunted Castle.

Come and see the historic Coronet or the old Elephant and Castle theatre for the last time on the 8th of November with a FREE dramatic production of the Melodramatic Elephant. The play takes you on a journey through the history of the building with a local theatre company People's Company who will animate this rich history of the building with a new theatre production written and produced by John Whelan and Constantine Gras. The tickets are free from:



5. Newington & Borough Society. News of a New Society for the Newington, Elephant & Borough Area.

Newington & Borough Society is a newly formed local history group covering the historic areas of Newington & Borough (including what is now called Elephant & Castle, and the areas up to St George's Circus, the Imperial War Museum, St George the Martyr's, and Great Dover St).  The group aims to revive interest in the area, organising walks and talks.  It is also engaging with London South Bank University academics and students.  And it is a key aim of the group to strive for the preservation of the area's history and historic buildings.
We welcome all interest, and would be keen to here from you via email: newborsoc@gmail.com
Follow us on twitter @newborsoc

Our website is at https://newingtonboroughsociety.wordpress.com


6. Walworth Happenings: The Walworth Society supported by the Southwark Council Neighbourhoods Fund is delighted to offer tickets to Impromptu a musical event at Louie Louie on Thursday 26th October. Tickets are free from: http://bit.ly/2wxahst

Walworth Society September Meeting - 7pm Thurs 7th Sept

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 7th September 7pm. The meeting will be held in St Peter's Church, Liverpool Grove SE17 (entrance up the main steps).

Please find the notes from this meeting attached below. Our next meeting is 7pm Thursday 5th October - St Peter's Church, Liverpool Grove SE17.


2. Pasley Park Fete - Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September. All very Welcome!


3. LSBU St George's Quarter Redevelopment Exhibition. Public Exhibition: 4th- 23rd September 2017, Clarence Centre, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA

News from London Southbank University...

We previously wrote to you about our development proposals for St George's Quarter, part of our Southwark campus. You will recall that the plans for St George's Quarter include retaining the frontage and flank wall of the grade II listed former chapel on Borough Road, new open spaces and a new library, lecture theatres and performance spaces.

We are now writing to invite you to attend a public exhibition of our proposals. The exhibition will be held at the Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, 6 St George's Circus, SE1 6FE and will be open to the public for three weeks from Monday 4September to Friday 22 September 2017 between the hours of 10am and 6pm (excluding weekends).

Three drop-in events will be taking place on the following dates with members of the design team on hand to answer any queries:
·        Monday 4th September, 12noon - 2pm
·        Saturday 9th September, 10am - 1pm
·        Thursday 14th September, 5 - 7pm
The team is keen to engage with you and I do hope you will be able to attend the exhibition on one of these days.  If you do plan to come, please contact our planning consultants to confirm (Iyabo Johnson, BDP (t) 020 7812 8282 (e)iyabo.johnson@bdp.com).


4. Nursery Row Park Autumn Fair - Saturday 23rd September

...includes a scything demonstration, building a giant haystack, and fresh apple juice, as well as activities, history and Micky the magician!


5. Open House 2017.

It is Open House this coming weekend the 16th and 17th September.

The list of what is on across London can be seen at:


and there are drop down menus for each borough or you can put in a filter for Walworth/ SE17 etc to see what is on closer to home.


6. Newington Library Building - Temporary Use.

The Newington Library building has now re-opened with a temporary use while the longer term plans for it and the Walworth Town Hall are developed. The building has been leased to Art Academy for at least the next two years.

The former main library room is home to a free public exhibition called Natural Selection by Andy and Peter Holden. Part of the exhibition is also being held in the basement so there is an opportunity to look in that part of the building too.

Below are the details of the opening times of the exhibition which has been created by Art Angel.


...and some images of the building with the hoardings removed from the outside.

...and from the exhibition...

Additional information