Brockley Society president and veteran historian Gillian Heywood MBE is leading another of her fascinating walking tours of the hidden gems of Brockley. It will take place between on Sunday 8th May, between 11am-12.30pm.
Running between the back gardens of the large houses on Upper Brockley Road, Manor Avenue, Wickham Road and Breakspears Road, Brockley’s mews are quite unlike the ‘posh’ residential mews in central London.
They have a special character of their own, and a varied history. Originally used by tradespeople and servants in the large houses on these roads, they fell into disuse for many years and were plagued by fly-tipping problems.
Thankfully, recent concerted effort has vastly improved the character of these unique thoroughfares, with their current uses including garages, storage, light industrial units and live-work units.
They also now host buzzing wildlife, some great street art, and the fabulous Community Garden in Breakspears Mews.
Join us for some off-the-beaten track exploration, and to find out more about their fascinating history…
Meet at 11am, outside the Wickham Arms pub, on the corner of Upper Brockley Road and Ashby Road, SE4 1TF. The tour will visit Ashby and Wickham Mews, ending at Breakspears Mews for hot drinks in the Community Garden.