Never look back, walk tall, act fine

In the beginning there was only Chaos. Then out of the void appeared Erebus, the unknowable place where death dwells, and Night. All else was empty, silent, endless, dark. Then, Love was born bringing along the beginning of order.
- Greek Creation Myth

Lewisham was magicked into existence with the creation of Lewisham Borough Council on April 1st 1965 and so Lewisham Council is asking for the public's help to celebrate its golden jubilee. They say:

What might you have in common with musician Jimi Hendrix, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and actor Jude Law? These celebrities are just three of many well-known people that were born or have lived in Lewisham and are part of our borough's history.

I'll stick with you baby for a thousand years - Bullock Rex
Whether you are used to signing autographs like these former residents or not, we would like you to celebrate our golden anniversary by sharing your own memories.

With the Heritage Lottery Fund, who have funded this important project; we have been busy gathering artefacts such as old photographs, theatre programmes and school uniforms that represent the last 50 years in Lewisham.

Come along to one of our participating libraries with your memorabilia. Anything you bring along will be photographed so that the images can be added to the Lewisham archives for future generations to discover.

Saturday 8 August - New Cross Learning

Saturday 15 August - Crofton Park Community Library​