Abbotshall Road Playing Field now ‘Our Place’

t was back 2011 that Lewisham Council agreed to transfer the Abbotshall Road Playing Field, part of the the Corbett estate, to Community Teachsport at a peppercorn rent on a 25-year lease. (Teachsport is a body of professionally qualified sports instructors used by educational establishments all over London when they want to bring more and better sporting…

Full steam ahead for Abbotshall Healthy Lifestyle Centre

It’s been a long, hard haul, but the former playing fields at Abbotshall Road on the Corbett Estate are soon to be reborn as a healthy lifestyle centre including sporting facilities, a community café, a community garden, and drop-in clinics to help residents improve their health and wellbeing. We wanted to capture some very neglected buildings…

Hot off the presses: our inaugural newsletter

Read all about the progress we’ve made with the Abbotshall Road Playing Field community garden, the brand new Healthy Lifestyles Centre, our ‘shop local’ initiative, the Commonplace interactive Love Corbett map (above), and much more…download the Corbett Society’s very first newsletter here:

Torridon Library is featured in the Guardian newspaper

Recently one of Catford’s more well known residents, the journalist Lucy Mangan wrote about her favourite library, none other than the Corbett Estate’s very own Torridon Library. It featured in the Boxing Day edition of The Guardian The article is a must-read, not only because of the fact it is our own beloved local library, but…

MP Heidi Alexander presents Corbett Portraits Competition Awards

Over 50 people attended the inaugural awards ceremony of ‘Corbett Portraits’ at Torridon Road Library, Catford,  on Thursday 6th November, a photographic competition organised by the Archibald Corbett Society. The photographs feature local residents, their families, shop keepers, street cleaners, the local butcher and other people who live and work on the Corbett Estate. MP Heidi…