Catford Greyhound Stadium opened in 1932 and was a large source of revenue in Lewisham at that time. Its founders were Charles Benstead and Frank Sutton.
Is Catford a safe place to live? The amount of times I’ve been asked that question I’m at the point where I’m inclined to say no just to make people feel better about not wanting to live here in the first place. I mean the shopping centre is filled to overflowing with beggers, drug addicts Continue Reading
Greetings Catfordites. I received an enquiry from Michael B who asks: Can anyone fill in detail about a music shop that was on the east side of Rushey Green, near Rosenthal Road (in the 1960s!) ? I think it was something like Southern Music Agency, owner’s name Don? Grateful for any help for my memory. Continue Reading
Did you know that Lewisham is only 50 years old? That’s right. Up until 50 years ago the borough, as we know it today didn’t exist. Between 1900 and 1965 Lewisham formed part of the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham. On 1 April 1965, it was joined with the Metropolitan Borough of Deptford to form the Continue Reading
Do you recognise this picture sent in by Catford Central reader Stephen Gwilt? Stephen says: I recently found this picture in my late father’s papers. It shows an outing from the Glenfarg Sunday School outing to Hook Green in Kent in what I assume to be the 1920’s. Can anyone shed any light on Continue Reading