Brockley Christmas Market, December 17

The Brockley Christmas Market will return to Coulgate Street on Saturday, December 17th from 12pm-6pm.

Organised by the Brockley Cross Action Group, it will be the 10th annual event and the first since the street's makeover.

The cost of a stall is £60 and you can email for an application form. The closing date for applications is November 17th The organisers are also looking for local musicians and performers who want to get involved, so drop them a line if you're interested.

The Allotment closes

Fresh produce store The Allotment is closing down after five years of heroic trading on New Cross Road. \After a spree of local openings, it's a pity to see a high-quality independent close.

Thunder & Lightning, Ladywell

The pop-up palace at 261 Lewisham High Street, PLACELadywell, has found another tenant.

Morgan writes:

I have been lucky enough to get one of the small retail units in the block next to the Italian deli at PLACELadywell.

Thunder & Lightning opened at the weekend and sells hand picked ladies vintage pieces and also cool kitsch UK made clothing and accessories not usually seen on the high street.

The other local businesses operating from here will include a florist, plus size ladies clothing, a dress maker / designer, someone selling African print fabric and jewellery, hand made skin care products, greeting cards, a local charity Daley Bread and a couple more to come!

I'm really happy and excited I now get to be involved in this project, which is a great platform for retail start ups and creative.

For Thunder & Lightning's website, click here.

Green is green: The Brockley Tree Fundraiser

Work by Isobel Kimberley will be shown during the event
We're organising a storytelling evening at Number 57 Loampit Hill to fundraise for the Brockley Society Tree Committee.

The event will feature ordinary people telling true stories. No notes, 5 mins. Must be your own story. Not compulsory to tell a story but you may find you want to...

Sunday 30th October 7pm Ticket price £15.

Includes Pintxo & Glass of wine from L’Oculto

Buy tickets at

Also features Poet Bill Greenwell

There will also be an exhibition of tree drawings by Isobel Kimberley.

Pretty In Pink, November 12

Asda Lewisham opens

The new Asda store in Lewisham is now open.

Situated on the ground floor of Thurston Central, opposite Glassmill Leisure Centre it's a large format store, spread over 15,000 square feet and offering 100 car parking places.

Opening hours are 6am-11pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.

Full disclosure: Asda is a client of mine.

Ladywell "best value in zone 3"

We haven't had a property porn story for a while, but here's The Evening Standard with a piece of research by estate agents Hamptons, who reckon that Ladywell is both the best value area in Zone 3 and had the fastest-rising property values in the last 12 months. They report:

George Quinn, sales manager at Mark Beaumont estate agents, says Ladywell has started attracting buyers from more expensive neighbours such as Brockley, which in turn is benefiting from the ripple of buyers out of Peckham.

“In the past we have been the poor relation, but we are only a stone’s throw from Brockley Village, we have got Hilly Fields Park — a lovely open space — and Ladywell is developing into quite a nice village with some good bars, a patisserie and a traditional butchers.”

Property in Ladywell is predominantly Victorian. You can expect to pay £400,000-£425,000 for a two-bedroom flat, and £675,000-£750,000 for a four-bedroom house.

With thanks to BC's poor relation, Ladywell Paul, who spotted it.

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