Lewisham underwater

Remembering the Great Flood of 1968

Lewisham High Street during the 1968 flood
Image courtesy of the Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre

On 15 September 1968, following days of torrential rain, much of Lewisham found itself under water. This project will gather the memories of local people who were affected, connecting an event over 50 years ago with the current climate emergency. Proposed cultural activities include street art, family-friendly fun on Lewisham’s rivers, and even a new ‘Flood beer’.

Share your memories of the Great Flood of 1968 or of Lewisham’s rivers and waterways.

Project team

  • Paul de Zylva, Chair, Quaggy Waterways Action Group (QWAG)
  • Marcus Gayle, Flood Risk Manager, Climate Resilience Team, Lewisham Council