Audio of the Month: An Interview with Mrs Madeline Ridgeway Hawkyard

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article thumb - View of the corner of Northcote Road and Lordship Lane, 1950

View of the corner of Northcote Road and Lordship Lane, 1950

Reminiscences about life in East Dulwich before and after World War II.


Starts: Thursday 10:00
Ends: Tuesday 17:00

Event Details

Telephone:020 7525 0232

Open hours:Mon, Thurs 10 AM to 7 PM
Tues, Fri: 10 AM to 5 PM
Sat: 10 AM to 3 PM


This interview with Mrs Ridgeway Hawkyard, former East Dulwich resident, contains reminiscences about life in and around Dulwich before and after World War 2. We hear many detailed and fascinating insights about life on Lordship Lane where the owners of shops lived above them, her experiences travelling on the trams and trips to Court Farm in Dulwich. We also hear about the huge changes in population in the area during the 1930s and her experiences, including harrowing accounts, of the living through the Blitz. The recording runs throughout the day at the Local History Library and Archive during opening hours and is free to listen for visitors.


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