Keep the shuttlecocks flying

Brexit may reduce our fair city to a smouldering pile of rubble, but by god, the shuttlecocks will still fly over Hilly Fields. Lee writes:

Great Badminton playing (beginners to advanced), excellent indoor facilities, with a fun, very active, friendly/ social club. All Levels Welcome!

Sundays, Saturdays | 11AM-1:30PM | 4 Courts | Singles & Doubles
Cost: 5 GBP in cash on arrival. Play for FREE every 4th Meetup
For full details and to sign-up to play goto:

DIRECTIONS: Prendergast School Indoor Sports Hall is on Adelaide Avenue SE4 1LE (facing Hilly Fields Park and not in Park), meet at main entrance gate (in front of traffic lights). Please whatsapp/call Lee on 07503-391-993 to be let in

EQUIPMENT: We have a few racquets to loan for free, otherwise bring your own. Feather shuttlecocks provided. Remember to bring a bottle of water!

BRUNCH/LUNCH: After Badminton join Club members for a well-deserved lunch at Pistachio Cafe in Hilly Fields Park - feel free to also bring your own packed lunch too!

Lewisham votes Remain as Brexit dawns

The Guardian's Brexit vote map
As Britain voted for Brexit, Lewisham voted to remain in Europe. The final count for the borough was Remain 86,955 (69.8%). Leave 37,518 (30.2%). Seven of the top ten majorities in favour of remain were in London boroughs.

London is not like Britain.

The wrong sort of boiling water

Flooding wrecked the train service throughout South East London this morning. The ELL is going for a boil-dry solution.

We are legion

Brockley Kate has spotted that the borough of Lewisham has recorded the highest increase in registered voters of any constituency in the country, ahead of today's EU referendum vote.

Number 41, Brockley Rise

No 41 opened at the weekend and the owners say:

Please come along and try our Monmouth roasted coffee and our Tea-pigs tea, you will not be disappointed. If you are hungry why not grab a bite to eat? Everything is made freshly on a daily basis in our kitchen, especially our scrumptious Mediterranean breakfast.

Jazz rags on Hilly Fields

Local artist Alex will be making these Eric Carle-alike trees during performances in Hilly Fields Cafe for the rest of June. Alex says:

My Jazzy Trees are made using coloured Nepalese paper on South Indian Khadi paper, both handmade from 100% recycled cotton rags.

If you like these pictures, want to buy one or want me to make a special one with the colours of your home, please write to

Colours for children and grown ups, they will bring you the summer.

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