Walworth Society – Latest News, Activities and Events (w/c 26th Oct)

  1. Walworth Society General Meeting – October Meeting Notes and November Meeting Date.
  2. St Peter’s Church Shelter Bombing – 80th Anniversary Commemorations.
  3. Thursday 29th October 7pm – Commemoration Church Service – St Peter’s Church.
  4. Emotional Support and Resilience Building workshop for Black African and African Caribbean Residents, Staff and Carers in Southwark.
  5. Spooky Sunday – 1st November 8-9pm.

1.  Walworth Society General Meeting – October Meeting Notes and November Meeting Date.

Please find the action points from our 22nd October meeting here

Our next general WS meeting will be held on Thursday 19th November at 7pm. We are really pleased that Cllr Alice Macdonald (Newington ward) will be talking to the meeting about her new role as Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities.


2. St Peter’s Church Shelter Bombing – 80th Anniversary Commemorations.

1. Wednesday 28th October (7-8pm) – A talk about the St Peter’s Church Shelter Bombing 1940. Hear the story of how 60 people lost their life when two bombs hit the shelter in St Peter’s crypt on 28th October 1940. Neil Crossfield gives the 80th anniversary talk of this tragic but little known event. Join on Zoom with meeting id 848 4237 3081 passcode 336159.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84842373081?pwd=TU1yb2RGd0JzRWNyd0FlQUJHZlpWUT09

Listen to the recorded extracts from the private papers of Reverend John Gabriel Markham, Rector of St Peter’s Church, Walworth 1937-1944.

Read by Steven Davies, Jack McInroy, Neil Crossfield,  Father Alan Wild and Nigel Scott-Dickeson.Thank you to Julia Honess for the recordings, to Walworth Society, InSpire at St Peter’s and St Peter’s Church, Walworth. 

Please note that slight edits and changes of order have been made for these recordings. The original papers are held at the Imperial War Museum and can be read at: http://walworthsaintpeter.blogspot.com/2020/10/the-bombing-of-st-peters-church-80.html


3. Thursday 29th October 7pm – Commemoration Church Service – St Peter’s Church.

Join a socially-distanced memorial service at St Peter’s Walworth, Liverpool Grove.Thursday 29th October at 7pm. The order of service is here.


4. Emotional Support and Resilience Building workshop for Black African and African Caribbean Residents, Staff and Carers in Southwark.

News from Makeda Hewitt Co-ordinator/Facilitator, Mabadiliko CIC ​m: ​ 07985 639 087 ​w: www.mabadiliko.org


5. Spooky Sunday – 1st November 8-9pm

Ghost stories, poems, virtual bobbing, prizes for best costume. A safe at home event for Halloween on 1st November from 8-9 pm:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82092100879?pwd=OWVXZGs5djRkMm42anVWWmdnMVVOUT09


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