Welcome to the Bexley Local Group website of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, especially if you are interested in birdwatching, conservation and the environment in North West Kent, England. This site provides details on how to access the RSPB website, our local Members' Group, this year's programme of illustrated talks, our birdwatching field trips and our latest newsletter.
Welcome to the Friends of Greenwich Park web site set up to provide an information resource on the Park.
With over 50 parks of every size and shape, Greenwich definitely lives up to the green in its name. There is a mixture of formal gardens, wildflower meadows and woods to explore.
Eltham Palace combines a luxurious Art Deco home and a medieval royal palace which has hammerbeam-roof from the 1470s. Henry VIII grew up here. After the English Civil War the palace fell into decline and the Great Hall, was used as a barn. In 1933, it was bought by Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, who restored the Great Hall and built their adjoining Art Deco home, filling it with opulently-gilded interiors, the latest mod cons and cutting-edge design features.
Eltham Choral Society, who perform at the annual Christmas event in the Tudor Barn was founded about 100 years ago. A mixed choir of up to 70 voices, it admits singers without formal audition, though regular voice appraisals are held. Bursaries are available for two young singers; currently the age range is from 17 to 70 plus. Nicholas Jenkins joined the choir as Musical Director.
Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings in St Luke's Church, Westmount Road, Eltham, SE9 from 7.30pm till 9.30pm (normally during academic terms).
The Edith Nesbit Society was founded in 1996 and aims to celebrate the life and work of the author and her friends, by means of talks, publications and visits to relevant places.
The chidren's author, who wrote 'The Railway Children' lived in Well Hall House, now demolished, between the Moat and Well Hall Road, from 1899 to 1922.
SEnine is an independent community magazine circulating in Eltham, Avery Hill, Mottingham and New Eltham. It covers news, features, local history, nature, youth, culture and the retail scene in SE9.
The Eltham Town Centre Web Portal is owned and maintained by the Association of Commerce in Eltham (ACE). It is for the use of those that want to make use of Eltham Town Centre for shopping and Socialising.
Eltham Town Centre also welcomes the many visitors who come to see places associated with its thousand year history, of which Well Hall Pleasaunce is a part. Other attractions include Eltham Palace where Henry VIII grew up, The Royal Blackheath Golf Club and much more.
The site provides news of Eltham Town Centre events and activities plus a directory of all businesses operating in the Town Centre.
The site provides a wide scope of information about Eltham Town Centre, including news and events, plus a basic level of information about every business, which includes their name, what they do and their address / telephone details. For ACE members, users of the site will see an extended business profile showing much more information about the business. There are about 300 businesses operating in Eltham Town centre.
The Eltham Society is an independent membership organisation which has more than 600 members. It organises talks, social events, publishes articles and a quarterly newsletter and represents its views on local amenity issues such as planning and transport.
The society has an Executive Council of 17 members each contributing their own specialities. There are three sub committees, Amenity, Social and Publications - all advancing the aims of the society.
The Tudor Barn is soon to re-open as a first class wedding venue, day time cafe and restaurant. Community groups will be welcomed to use the space during weekdays. Contact number 07774 631348.
The 16th century Tudor Barn was built by William Roper, husband of the daughter of Henry V111's Lord Chancellor Thomas More. Although the plaque on the front is dated 1568 it is believed, because of its style, to have been constructed in the 1520s.
Originally the outbuilding to a manor house, demolished in 1733, in the centre of the Moat, the building was restored when the Pleasaunce became a public park in the 1930s. Also at this time, Well Hall House, the home of children's author E Nesbit, was demolished. Well Hall House was situated between the Moat and Well Hall Road and a plaque has been placed on the site giving details.
The upstairs room of the Tudor Barn contains a spectacular timbered roof and is ideal for functions, both for private hire and organisations.
The Eltham Town Centre Partnership is a community driven organisation made up of the major stakeholders of Eltham Town Centre.
A club whose aim is to learn about and share knowledge of the nature in SE9