Thursday, June 16, 2005

Camberwell to Ladywell Walk

Last Saturday's 'Magic, Mystery and Hidden History' was a great success, with a packed theatre upstairs in the Brockley Jack for this South East London Folklore Society event, all part of the Brockley Max Festival.

Talks included Alex Hodson on the battles against the enclosure of Sydenham Common and One Tree Hill, Steve Wilson on the Brockley Thing (the origins of the Woodcraft Folk), Chris Wood on the ancient landscape of Brockley, and Andy Worthington on The Battle of the Beanfield. It was all rounded offf with the runic singng of Kate Waterfield

I talked about Brockley Footpath, certainly an ancient track-way and possibly a route between the holy wells of Ladywell and Camberwell. Scott Wood's talk on 'Ghosts and Monsters of Brockley and Surrounds' also had some spooky stories about the same path.

On Sunday 26th June you can come with us and explore the path itself, setting off from outside St Giles Church, Camberwell at 2 pm and heading via Peckham, Nunhead and Brockley to Ladywell. Ancient taverns may well be sampled along the way.

1 comment:

ThePirateKing said...

Did the walk with you yesterday and a very fine walk it was. Everyone that turned up had a great time, I think. Many thanks Neil