If your ancestors or family or maybe yourself lived in Belvedere this site will be of interest to you. Sarah Butler along with volunteers, schools and groups found stories, poems and tales about the area.
From the Great Flood of 1953 through World War 2 and childhood memories; the Gypsy encampment to the industrial area the area’s heritage is told by local people.
There is a story map that features people's memories and creative writing inspired by Belvedere's heritage. You can even add your own. Belvedere Stories will take you to the Home Page. At TideLine you can download stories of the personal experiences of people from WWII to the 50's and 60's.
Societies bordering NWKFHS: Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society.
Rotherhithe and Bermondsey are next door to Greenwich and Lewisham and your ancestors and families could have worked, moved to or from either one. The Rotherhithe and Bermondsey LHS deals with the history of Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, the surrounding area, Docklands and the River Thames. They have talks each month and there are Guided Tours for the area, at which non members are welcome (a donation is welcome).
Local Studies and Archives Centres in NWKFHS area: Bexley.
Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre: Townley Road, Bexleyheath, Kent. DA6 7HJ. e-mail Bexley LS
Collections include records of the London Borough of Bexley and its predecessors, schools, churches, estates, people, businesses and societies. Newspapers from 1873 to the present; photographs, postcards and illustrations; books and journals on all aspects of Bexley, Kent and London; oral histories; local maps and plans, from around the 18th Century; census records; street and trade directories and south east London telephone directories from 1940 onwards.
Full details can be found at Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre. A list of the Parish Register available can be found at Bexley Parish Registers. A research service is offered Bexley Local Studies Research at £25 per hour. Or you can use the NWKFHS research service (£5 per hour) details can be found at Society Research Service