Philip Larkin
Livingstone statue
Sunbeam Weekly and the Pilgrim's Pocket
MOTH Hackney WW2 memorial
First Zeppelin bomb of WW1 - incorrect
New Cross Fire - site of fire
Sir George Grove - Sydenham Road
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First cricket test match in England

First cricket test match in England

Played between national teams, test matches are the longest and considered to be the highest standard. The first 3 officially recognised test matches took place in in Melbourne, Australia, in: 1877...

Event, Sport / Games

1 memorial

Battle of Lewisham

Battle of Lewisham

In the mid 1970s, New Cross and surrounding areas became the focus of racist activity by neo-Nazis and the National Front (NF). This culminated in an attempted march by 500 members of the NF. Vario...

Event, Politics & Administration, Race Issues

2 memorials

Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower fire

Just before 1am a fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of flats. This block was on the north-east edge of the W11 post code, just south of Silchester Road. 72 people died, including...

Event, Tragedy

1 memorial

90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II was actually born on 21 April 1926, but since 1959 official celebrations have taken place on the second Saturday of June which in 2016 was the 11th.

Event, Royalty, Tourism / Traditions

1 memorial

Evacuation of Namsos

Evacuation of Namsos

The Namsos Campaign in Norway, was fought between Anglo-French/Norwegian forces, and German forces. After heavy fighting, the German forces took the upper hand, and the decision was made to evacuat...

Event, Armed Forces, Norway

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