Share your memories

Before you contribute…

In Living Memory is a Lewisham-wide programme of work that is a part of Lewisham’s tenure as London Borough of Culture in 2022 and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). 

In Living Memory seeks to create a diverse and inclusive history of post-war Lewisham. It centres the voices and recollections of people often missing from mainstream history and aims to produce a shared and enduring story of post-war Lewisham for all.  

In Living Memory is made up of seven community-led projects, each investigating a different aspect of Lewisham’s post-war history. The research is being supervised by Dr John Price, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Goldsmiths. 

The recollections gathered for In Living Memory will inspire a range of creative public events and activities that will take place across Lewisham in 2022.  

The memories gathered through this form will be stored on a forthcoming Archive section of this website, with copies also going into the permanent collections at the Local History and Archives Centre based at Lewisham Council.  

With your permission, your contribution will be preserved as a permanent resource for use in research, publications, education, lectures, broadcasting, creative and cultural events / activities and the internet. Where we are unable to use contributions, they will be permanently deleted with no data stored or shared. 

If your contribution has been used in any way on this website, you can ask us to remove it by contacting the In Living Memory programme team: engage@gold.ac.uk. We may be unable to remove your contributions from publications already in circulation. 

Once your contributions have also been deposited in the Local History and Archives Centre based at Lewisham Council in early 2023, they will be permanently held in their collection. Removal requests should be directed to: local.studies@lewisham.gov.uk. 

We will never use your information without your permission, and you can tell us how it should be used below. 

If you would like to share images, documents or objects, please get in touch at engage@gold.ac.uk