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…

The memoirs of Harry Sutton

We’re very lucky to have been given a personal memoir written by someone who grew up on the Corbett Estate in the early 1900’s. Harry Sutton was just five when his family moved to Hither Green, and he paints a vivid picture of life on an Edwardian housing estate

Archibald Corbett film reaches Forest Gate

The Archibald Corbett documentary tour reached Forest Gate in east London on Thursday 26th April. Forest Gate is where Archibald’s housebuilding career started, when he and his father built an estate called Woodgrange from 1877. It’s the only one of seven London Corbett Estates to have been designated as a conservation area, and it contains hundreds of large Victorian…