Visit to the Eltham Park Estate

On Sunday 28th April, members of the ACS made the short trip to Eltham where the local orchestra (http://www.psaorchestra.uk/) had themed a concert especially for us, featuring music from Corbett’s era. ACS secretary Ben Honeybone made a speech extending the hand of Corbettian friendship from one Estate to another, and after the concert local historian…

St Andrews Church in Open House Festival

The church of St Andrew of the Apostle is the jewel in the crown of the Catford Corbett Estate, and took its rightful place as a building worthy of inclusion in London’s Open House Festival yesterday. Building commenced in 1904, and in the 1970’s it received Grade II* listing. Here’s what the listing committee said…

Visit to the Woodgrange Estate

The ACS is based in the Catford and Hither Green Corbett estate, but of course there are a number of other Corbett Estates in London. The very first one was started by Archibald’s father Thomas in 1877 in Forest Gate, east London, and it was to there that a five-strong group of ACS Committee members…

Kitty Dawes’ Corbett Story

Many people on the Estate in Catford knew Kitty, who was a pillar of the local community. We filmed an interview with her earlier this year, and were very sad to hear of her passing, at the age of 96, a few months later. Click here to see her story.

Society AGM 2022

The Society met in the Library on 26th July for its Annual General Meeting. The officers of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary were re-elected, and there was a fascinating talk from Connor McNeil of the Victorian Society, which the ACS has now affiliated to. We also got an update on the HMO issue in Lewisham. The…

Architectural tour of Catford

On Sunday 26th June, ACS member Jon Wright led a walking tour of some of Catford’s most notable buildings, including the Broadway Theatre, currently undergoing a renovation. We were allowed in to see how the work is going. Click here for the full story

Packed meeting about HMOs on the Corbett Estate

Last Tuesday 12th October, local MP Janet Daby hosted a public meeting in St Andrews Church Hall about the increasingly problematic issue of HMO development on the Estate. Several council officials and local Councillors attended, as well as around 150 members of the public. The venue was facilitated by the ACS and the Church Hall…

Corbett Heritage Sign Unveiled!

The Corbett Estate now has its very own heritage sign, which explains the background to why it was built and who did the building. The sign stands outside the Corbett Community Library on Torridon Road, and was officially unveiled on 12th September 2021 by Janet Daby (MP for Lewisham East) and Damien Egan (Mayor of…