FixMyStreet at Mountsfield Park

Anything that doesn’t look right at Mountsfield Park e.g. litter, dog poo, can be reported to the Lewisham Council via the @FixMyStreet mobile phone app. Reports from FixMyStreet go to Lewisham Council via @LoveLewisham, so that they can be fixed. The app can be downloaded at:




Friends of Mountsfield Park at People’s Day 7 July 2018

Lewisham People’s Day

Friends of Mountsfield Park will be in the community garden at People’s Day 7 July 2018 12pm-4pm. Please come over and see us if you have any concerns about Mountsfield Park or suggestions.
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Lewisham People’s Day 2018 at Mountsfield Park Saturday 7 July

Lewisham People’s Day

“People’s Day 2018 is on Saturday 7 July and is south east London’s longest-running free festival.

It is a celebration of music, art, craft and community, which attracts over 25,000 visitors. At the 34th People’s Day on 7 July in Catford’s Mountsfield Park, you can expect hundreds of performances across seven stages, craft stalls and great food and drink. Find out about this year’s headliners.”

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Saturday 19th May 12:00 till 14:00 at Mountsfield Park SE6 1AN

Not long to go until the BIG DAY! That’s right, our TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC, this Saturday from 12:00 till 14:00 (you can watch that other thing on catch up).

Sapore Vero will be there serving delicious pizza from their wood fired oven. The Mountsfield Park cafe will have a selection of yummy cakes available, as well as soft drinks. If you after something stronger, have no fear! Park Fever will also be there selling craft beer, wine, cider and chocolate (adjacent food group).

We look forward to hosting the wonderful Forries Education Forest School, and Rivke will show little ones around the garden on her mini nature trail.

And that’s not all! The fantastic Old-Time Wasters will be there to entertain us, as will the incomparable, one and only, Singalong Sally.

We can’t wait! It looks like the weather will be fine, so we hope you can join us.

Please do spread the word by posting our poster on any local groups you think would be interested.

See you there. Don’t forget your blanket!

Teddy Bears’ Picnic 2018 at Mountsfield Park, 19th May, Midday – 2pm.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic 2018 at Mountsfield Park SE6 1AN, Saturday 19th May Midday – 2pm
Bring your teddy don’t forget your blanket!

Tea, coffee, & cakes from @MandFCafeLDN (Mountsfield Park cafe);
Park Fever will be serving craft beer, wine, cider and chocolate;
Sapore Vero will be serving freshly made pizzas from
their wood fired oven;
Forries Education Forest School;
Rivke’s nature trail.

‘Old-Time Wasters’ will be performing at
around 12:15pm followed by Singalong Sally

All welcome!

More information:

The Park Fever Hospital – Hither Green’s Former Infirmary

Running Past

The water tower is one of the more dominant features of Hither Green – it is included in the festival’s logo and a reference point for photos from the air or higher vantage points.  It is one of the remaining parts of one of the bigger Victorian hospitals – which has gone by various names – although was  the Park Fever Hospital for just over half of its existence.  The hospital closed in its centenary year of 1997.

The known history of the site goes back to the Middle Ages – as was covered in one of the early posts in Running Past, part of the site seems to have been covered by a medieval village that was probably wiped out by the Black Death.

The site was home to a pair of large houses, Hither Green Lodge and Wilderness House owned by the Desvignes family (as of the road…

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