50 Years of Lewisham Archives

2008 saw the 50th anniversary of the first collection deposited in Lewisham archives. To celebrate this, images and information from a selection of our archive collections have been made available. Click on a link from the list on the left-hand side to view one of the selections.

Highlighted collection
A/99/4/1 Lee Petition
The Lee Petition was part of A/99/4 a collection purchased from Mr J.L.M Gulley in 1999. A copy of the Lee Petition survives with the signatures of 40 residents of Lee. This document is interesting because the people who signed came from vastly different backgrounds.

On the petition are the signatures of everyone from the Rector George Lock, Sir and Lady Palliser, Lydia, daughter of Lord Edgcumbe, to the local baker, inn keeper, builder, gardener, bricklayer and hairdresser. Also J.R. Williams a fellow member of the Friends of the Abolition of the Slave Trade with William Wilberforce.

1968 Harry Payne
1973 Catford Cycling Club
1980 1910 valuation books
1992 Allder family of Catford
1999 Lee Petition
2003 W Howard Robinson
2006 Thomas William Sanders

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