Walworth Society - January 2020 Meeting & Other News

Updated: Jan 19

Happy New Year from the Walworth Society...

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 9th January 2020 at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the Art Academy, 155 W Rd SE17 5RS. Please find the notes from the meeting below.


Our next meeting will be Thursday 6th February 2020 at the Art Academy 155 W Rd. We already have a good agenda with speakers from Southwark Council on the Walworth Social Regeneration Charter, Ken Hayes on the Mayflower 400 events and Kim Humphreys presenting details of the 100 Rodney Road development.

2. West Walworth Winter Wassail - Sunday 12th Jan 2pm onwards.

News from WS member Richard Galpin. You are invited to celebrate local Community Gardening Groups with the West Walworth Winter Wassail 2020. January 12th, 2 - 7pm 

Wassailing is an ancient custom intended to bring life to the orchard in the depths of winter and wish for good health in the year ahead. Breathe life into the city's green spaces in the depths of winter. Loosely drawing on folk traditions, re-purposed for urban resilience in the 2020s... 2.00 pm - Children's Craft at Pullens Centre SE17 3BF. Prepare for the Wassail, make costumes and shakers. 3.00 pm - All Assemble at Pullens Centre SE17 3BF. Bring pots & pans or anything to make a noise. 3.30 pm - Procession moves off to tour community gardens. 5.00 pm - Finish at Draper Hall, SE17 6TL for refreshments and music. Home-baked contributions welcome.

3. Penrose Gardening Club - News.

30 new trees planted on the Penrose Estate.

The Penrose Gardening Club have been busy this month-  they've planted 30 trees on their estate, courtesy of the Woodland Trust. Working with an arboriculture specialist from Southwark Council, they got advice on the best places to plant them. The new trees are Hazel, Silver Birch, Crab Apple, Dogwood and Wild Cherry. Expect to see the estate looking greener in the coming months! The Woodland Trust provides free trees for community groups and are opening the scheme again on 6 January 2020.  If you have any questions about this work or want to volunteer for some one off or ongoing gardening, please contact Laura at penrosegardenclub@gmail.com

4. Buildings on the Medieval London Bridge.

Not Walworth but fascinating 30 minute illustrated lecture about the buildings that used to stand on the medieval London Bridge.



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