Shackleton plays truant in the ‘Silverdale Wood’ (Dacres Wood Reserve)

With thanks to Jan Piggott and  Steve Grindlay for the following information. It is well known that Ernest Shackleton passed his schooldays in Sydenham, as commemorated by the Blue Plaque on the large house on Westwood Hill next to St Bartholomew’s Church, now called ‘St David’s’, but originally ‘Aberdeen House’.  He was the son of Dr Henry … Continue reading Shackleton plays truant in the ‘Silverdale Wood’ (Dacres Wood Reserve)

Come rain, come cold winds, come frozen ground….

.....the Nature's Gym volunteers will be out toiling in the Parks and Nature Reserves in Lewisham.  Yesterday, 19 brave souls made the trip to Sydenham Wells Park to volunteer their time.  We have been working here for a while to create and improve the  meadow areas in the nature area of the site. Sydenham Wells … Continue reading Come rain, come cold winds, come frozen ground….