Walworth Society News, Activities and Activities (w/c 1 June)

  1. Walworth Grows.
  2. Other Virtually Walworth Events – Walworth Grows.
  3. Next General Walworth Society General Society Meeting Thursday 18th June 7pm.
  4. Bingo!
  5. Pembroke House – Live From The Emergency Distribution Hub.

1.  Walworth Grows.

THE HISTORY OF WALWORTH’S GARDENS: Thurs 4th June at 7 pm: Diana Cochrane will speak on Walworth’s pleasure and market gardens from 1750s to the present. 

Join Zoom Meeting click here or Meeting ID: 863 4245 3271 Password: 507108

Or watch live and chat on Facebook.com/TheWalworthSociety

Pictured right is the former Giraffe public house sign, Penton Place. Now exhibited at Hotel Elephant, Spare Street. (With thanks to Reuban Powell).

Don’t forget to like and follow the new Walworth Society Facebook page: Facebook.com/TheWalworthSociety.

2.  Other Virtually Walworth Events – Walworth Grows.


Swap or donate your surplus seedlings and help to make Walworth’s gardens green & productive. Plus get a cuppa from Louie Louie! For more information email  virtuallywalworth@gmail.com


For adults, family and friends, looking at the history of gardens in Walworth, and flowers & plants in Elephant Park. To book click here. Cards & seeds available for those not online, please email virtuallywalworth@gmail.com


  • In your allotment?
  • On your balcony?
  • In your garden?
  • On your doorstep?
  • With school?

Send us photos & drawings of your gardens & window boxes & school projects past and present to virtuallywalworth@gmail.com.

3. Next General Walworth Society General Society Meeting Thursday 18th June 7pm.

Our next General Walworth Society meeting will be held (virtually) on Thursday 18th June at 7pm. We have two confirmed topics that we will be covering. Cllr Johnson Situ, Cabinet Member for Growth, Development and Planning, will be speaking about the current position in relation to the Walworth Town Hall redevelopment and the discussions with General Projects as well as any other matters involving regeneration and planning.

Cllr Richard Livingstone the Cabinet Member whose portfolio includes Climate Change will be also be attending and will be able to answer questions about this and other topics at that meeting.

In spite of COVID-19 Southwark Council is continuing to develop the borough’s climate strategy. They have now set up an online engagement link and are keen to get views from around Southwark. The link can be found by clicking here or go to http://www.southwark.gov.uk/yourclimatethoughts.

4. Bingo!

Weekly Walworth Bingo: Walworth’s own dynamic duo, John Whelan and Mike Raffone, continue with Bingo streamed live on Facebook every Wednesday at 7pm. For ‘eyes down’ click here or go to https://madlyconceived.co.uk/bingo for more information.

5. Pembroke House – Live From The Emergency Distribution Hub.

Join Pembroke House on a live video call from the distribution hub to get a glimpse into this frontline work, meet some of the amazing staff and volunteers making it all happen, and hear from Executive Director, Mike Wilson, on how organisations like Pembroke House are playing a vital role in coordinating the response across Southwark and further afield.

The virtual event will take place live over Zoom from 6:30-7.15pm on Tuesday 2nd June. Sign up by clicking here and using the form on this page to receive email instructions on how to join the event. Make sure to tick ‘receive email updates’ to ensure Pembroke House can send you the details for joining the call.

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