History of the Great North Wood

Summary

article thumb - An image showing vast swathes of forest with various parts of South London labelled

An image showing vast swathes of forest with various parts of South London labelled

A talk and film screening

Date

Starts: Tuesday 14:00
Ends: Tuesday 15:00

Event Details

Address:Dulwich Library
368 Lordship Lane
Dulwich
London

Post code:SE22 8NB

Description

Standing in the busy streets of South London today, it is hard to imagine that much of this suburban townscape was once a vast wood, stretching unbroken for almost 7 miles from Croydon to the Thames at Deptford.  Scattered throughout the suburbs from Dulwich to Norwood – which takes its name from the wood – are a number of surviving enclaves that have been oak woodland since before the Norman Conquest. Sam Bentley-Toon, Great North Wood Project officer with the London Wildlife Trust, will discuss the history of the wood, followed by a screening of C.J. Schuler's short documentary film, "Mapping the Great North Wood”.  This event is free and there is no need to book.

Transport

By Bus:12, 40, 176, 185, 197

By Train:East, North or West Dulwich

Accessibility

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