The Ladywell Society is over 30 years old having been formed in 1984. The Society exists to: • foster community spirit • investigate and promote local history • work with other groups to improve the amenity of the area of Ladywell One of our main concerns is the scrutiny of planning applications in the Ladywell area, from Lewisham High Street to Ivy Road, and across to Brookbank Road, also in the wider Lewisham area where these impinge on Ladywell. The Society campaigned against the demolition of the Adhesives Specialities Ltd. building, and submitted comments on the proposals for Lewisham Gateway, Loampit Vale, Gordonbrock School and Lewisham Bridge School. We successfully advocated the setting up of the Ladywell Conservation Area in order to protect the many fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian houses. Ladywell is the Historical Heart of Lewisham, where Leof the Jute may have burnt his boat and settled in the 7th Century! We have been successful in adding local buildings to the Statutory List of Buildings of Historical Special Architectural Interest: Ladywell Railway Station (1857) The Old Fire Station (1898) Police Station (1899) Coroners Court (1894) Playtower (1884) Another success was the national listing by English Heritage of Riley’s Billiard Hall (1910) on Lewisham High Street Monthly meetings are held in the St. Mary’s Centre, Ladywell Road, next to the Playtower, usually on the first Wednesday of every month, 7.45pm – 9.30pm. Notices are posted in the noticeboards in the station, and outside Valies food store. All local people welcome to attend meetings and/or sign up to the Yahoo group.
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