Group    From 1984 

Ladywell (Village) Society

Categories: Community / Clubs

We are grateful to Mike Keogh for giving us (via Facebook) some history of this society: Founded in 1984 by Robert Smith as the Ladywell Village Society, by 2015 it has been renamed the Ladywell Society. After a number of Chairs, including Keogh, Smith, now retired, has taken on the Chair again and, subject to committee approval, the Society will revert to its original name. The Ladywell Village Improvement Group is a separate organisation, liaising with Lewisham Council to improve the streetscape and business community connections.

It’s local organisations like this that we have to thank for many of the plaques and other memorials that we collect. They also are responsible for protecting heritage that might otherwise be lost, and for encouraging the maintenance and improvement of both the physical and social fabric of local life. With all that said we’re sure Mike and Robert will forgive us for saying that the story of the name of their society reminds us of Monty Python’s dispute concerning “The Judean People's Front” vs “The People's Front of Judea”. 

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Ladywell (Village) Society

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Lady Well

{Above a depiction of the well:} The Lady Well was near here c.1472 - 1855. P...

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Ladywell Mineral Spring

This plaque was erected in 1984 or shortly after. Confusingly LondonNewsOnlin...

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Other Subjects

Enid Blyton Society

Enid Blyton Society

A society with the aim of providing a focal point for collectors and enthusiasts of Enid Blyton through its magazine 'The Enid Blyton Society Journal', its annual Enid Blyton Day and its website

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
L.U.D.R.A.

L.U.D.R.A.

This almost certainly is the Leyton Urban District Ratepayers Association, who erected other plaques in the area. It had two candidates elected to the Urban District Council in 1904, and It underto...

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Percy Baden Powell Huxford

Percy Baden Powell Huxford

Percy Baden Powell Huxford is the 2nd from the right of the seven boys sitting in the photograph of the scout troop. He was born on 9 May 1900, in Walworth, one of at least ten children of Henry W...

Person, Children, Community / Clubs, Tragedy

2 memorials
Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group

Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group

Founded to focus attention on the historic environment of the borough and to record, preserve and enhance its historic buildings.

Group, Architecture, Community / Clubs, History

11 memorials