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The FOBLC is recognised by HMRC as a charity, ref. XT38745, and is a member of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends

For all enquiries please contact our Chairman geoffrey@foblc.org.uk


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Friends of Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries Open Day Sunday 7th July 2019 11.00am - 4.30pm

Friends of  Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries  Open Day Sunday 7th July 2019 11.00am - 4.30pm
Author Sarah Crofts will be appearing at the Open Day at 12 noon to sign copies of new book celebrating the life of Thankfull Sturdee (1852-1934) Deptford Photographer.

Members of the Friends group attended a recent guided walk and fascinating talk on the life and work of the Deptford Photographer Thankful Sturdee (who lies buried in Brockley cemetery)

This was followed by a book launch at the well known Deptford Hostelry, 'The Dog and Bell' where the author Sarah Crofts signed copies of her new book about Thankfull Sturdee. The book features most of his Deptford photos long associated with this prolific local photographer along with some other previously unknown photos and newly discovered information about his life and career.



Thankfull Sturdee took the photographs of the original Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack in the Green
Thankfull Sturdee took the photographs of the original Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack in the Green

You can also see materials relating to Thankfull Sturdee, including prints of his photos, at the Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre.