Herne Hill Society

Remembering Herne Hill 1914-18

This is a volunteer-led project to tell the story of all those from Herne Hill who served in the First World War - as well as other residents who suffered as a result of the conflict. We’ve been awarded £5,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

A Brockwell Boy

This delightful memoir recalling Brockwell Park, in particular as it was in the 1930s and 40s, has long been out of print but has now been revised and is published by the Herne Hill Society on Wed 17 May.

Celebrating The Commercial's refurb; Friends of Carnegie news

It was a bit of a social whirl when The Commercial put on a little party to celebrate their new refurb last week! We met up with new manager Matthew when he came round with a plate of canapes and talked about some of the pub's changes. Definitely pleased with the new Sunday Roast! We also registered lots of renown Herne Hillians in evidence, including new Forum Acting Chair Yan Hawkins (as Giles Gibson has stepped down) Tricia Keracher-Summerfield, Robert Holden of the Herne Hill Society (also local tourguide) and Jeff Doorn of the Friends of the Carnegie Library.

Herne Hill Society magazine (issue #129) now online

You can now read Herne Hill (issue #129), the magazine of the Herne Hill Society, online via high resolution and zoomable scans. Stories include "New Ideas for the Half Moon," "Combating Crime in Brockwell Park," notes on the English Heritage award for restoration of the Brockwell Park clocktower, a review of the Lost Effra Project (community-based water management strategy launched by London Wildlife Trust and commissioned by DEFRA and the Carnegie UK Trust) and Shelley Silas recounts the Fun Palace at the Lido. View at: http://www.hernehillsociety.org.uk/magazine

Restoration of the Brockwell Park clock-tower on-going

Work proceeds on restoration of the Brockwell Park clock-tower. Gillett & Johnston engineers removed the dials of the clock-tower last Thusday, 13 February. It's a beautifully made structure but, as you can see from the photographs, over the decades the weather has had a real effect. Read words and see pictures by Theresa Hoare @HerneHillSoc blog:


Buy Fairtrade & Buy Local, a talk by Harriet Lamb Sept 12th

The Herne Hill Society invites you to Buy Fairtrade & Buy Local, a talk by Harriet Lamb, Executive Director, The Fairtrade Foundation. Wednesday 12th September 2012.
She will cover the work of the foundation and involvement of organisations in the Herne Hill area, e.g. Local Green, Tradcraft, Epona, Hug, Tropical Wholefood.
The Herne Hill United Church Hall is at the top of Red Post Hill, SE24

150th Anniversary of Herne Hill Station, Aug 25th

Join the Herne Hill Society's celebration of Herne Hill Station's 150th anniversary on Sat. Aug 25th.

Meet at 2.30pm outside the station for short talks and a toast to the station in the Commercial Pub, to be followed by a history and heritage walk around Herne Hill village, led by Robert Holden of the Society.

You can check out the Society's blog at:

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