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Crofton Park Railway Garden – Aviva Community Fund Bid

2016_04_07 Crofton Park garden

Crofton Park Railway Garden

Crofton Park Railway Committee write:

12 days left to cast your votes

A huge thank you to all those who have voted so far. But we need many, many more votes for a chance to secure the funding. Past winners in this category managed to gain a vote for every pound of funding.

So we need 25k votes! Please, Please keep them coming and share with your UK networks.  Deadline is Midday 21st November 2017The last few days are likely to create heavy traffic on the site again, so please get the votes in early to avoid missing out. You can find out more about the project and vote here.


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Wondrous Woodlands with London Wildlife Trust – Sunday 12 November 2017

Wonder Woodlands © London Wildlife Trust


A fun day out in the woods for families with children of any age learning about the trees, building dens and gathering around a fire.

Join the London Wildlife Trust for a free family learning day in Sydenham Hill Wood.  In the morning we will be learning about the trees in the wood through games and activities.  In the afternoon we will set up camp, build shelters and finish by gathering round the fire for marshmallows.

There are no toilets on site but there is a pub nearby and the Horniman Museum is not far away.

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017 – 11:00am4:00pm


Crescent Wood Road entrance,
Crescent Wood Road,
Forest Hill/Sydenham Hill,
SE26 6SA

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A History of Sydenham Hill Wood at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Friday 24 November 2017 – 7:00pm8:30pm

Horses removing fallen trees from Sydenham Hill Wood after the Great Storm of 87

Horses removing timber after the storm of 1997


A talk about the history of Sydenham Hill Wood & Cox’s Walk at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Join London Wildlife Trust at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening for a talk about the history of Sydenham Hill Wood.

Sydenham Hill Wood is one of the largest remaining remnants of the Great North Wood, a landscape of woods and commons which stretched from Deptford to Selhurst and has origins in the wildwood that colonised after the Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago. The Wood has a fascinating cultural history, with a number of interesting individuals having lived nearby within the Great North Wood. These include John Ruskin, Lord Byron and the speech therapist, Lionel Logue, made famous by The King’s Speech. The former lived in a house which was once a part of Sydenham Hill Wood.

The Wood itself was saved from development in the 1980s resulting in a nature reserve loved and managed by members of the local community, the very people who saved it.

Today London Wildlife Trust volunteers rekindle ancient land management of coppicing, pollarding and dead hedging to aid the regeneration of the Wood’s flora and fauna.

This is a free talk.

Venue location

Centre for Wildlife Gardening
28 Marsden Road SE15 4EE,
Centre for Wildlife Gardening,
Greater London,
SE15 4EE