Thursday, October 08, 2009

Samaritans in Fordham Park

Last month's Samaritans Community Event (on 12 September) was a low key but pleasant afternooon of local musicians and stalls in Fordham Park. It marked 40 years of the Lewisham Greenwich and Southwark of the Samaritans, and also the fact that they have recently moved to a new office at 1 Angus Street, SE14 (they were previously at 362 New Cross Road).

The Samaritans provide confidential, non-judgemental emotional support to people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. If you are interested in volunteering or helping out, you can call the branch on 020 8692 5228. If you want advice and support please call 08457 909090.

The new office on Angus Street, next to Fordham Park, is the white building on the right of the above photo. The building on the left is the former Dewdrop Inn, a pub from 1787, and a legendary punk/indie/crusty drinking hole in the late 1980s/early 1990s. It has recently been converted to housing.

1 comment:

Sarah Irving said...

The Dewie is no more! What happened to the scary figures of people climbing out of the walls? Used to drink there with mates from Mermaid Tower(?).