Welcome to the Brockley Society website.

We have now been active on behalf of the residents of the Brockley Conservation Area and beyond for over 45 years. Explore more about our activities in the sections outlined below, and also keep up to date via our Twitter and Facebook pages.

We hope you find plenty to interest and inspire you on this site, and wholeheartedly welcome everyone to get involved in our existing projects and to suggest new projects for the Society.

Events Calendar page (see also upcoming events panel on the right).

Recent blog posts: on the panel to the left.

Catch up on the latest edition of the thrice-yearly printed Brockley Society Newsletter.

One of our primary aims is to protect the Brockley Conservation Area built environment. Our Planning Committee comprises around a dozen volunteers with a huge range of related experience, and meets regularly to scrutinise local planning applications and lobby Lewisham Council on relevant matters. In 2017 we ran a one day Innovation and Conservation conference at Prendergast School, which explored some of the issues relating to new build and renovations within conservation areas, and progressive approaches to urban design more generally.

Our annual Midsummer Fayre on Hilly Fields has long been one of the biggest events of the year in the park, and raises the majority of the funds which the Society uses on projects throughout the rest of the year. NB: UNFORTUNATELY, AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THE 2020 FAYRE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY 20TH JUNE. BUT WE ARE PLANNING TO RETURN BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER IN 2021!

We also run an annual Midwinter Warmer social event for Brockley’s older residents, and a Coordinated Front Garden Sale over a weekend every September (in conjunction with the Ladywell Society).

We have incubated both the Breakspears Mews Community Garden and the hugely successful Street Trees for Living project.

In 2015, at one of our highest profile ever events, we re-staged a 1918 Mass Photo on Hilly Fields.

We ran one-day Festival of Ideas conferences in both 2016 and 2017: events that explored a huge range of progressive ideas for positive change relevant to our community.

We hold Open Meetings three times a year (including our AGM at the November event), which have featured a wide range of presentations on topics of local relevance – ranging from Spike Milligan’s formative years in Brockley and Catford, to the “Black Historical Presence in Lewisham from 1593 onwards”.

Find out more about our history on our About us page, and explore our online Newsletter Archive for a unique insight into goings-on in the area over the past half century.

We also have ongoing projects to document and categorise our own extensive Archive of photos and documents, install a defibrillator in one of the local old red phone boxes, and expand our Brockley Voices Oral History project.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to get involved in any of our ongoing projects, would like to suggest a new project for the Society, or experience any problems with viewing the content of this website.

Happy browsing!