Our objects are to create the sense of community that one would hope to find in a good village, to increase awareness of local history and the character that make Dulwich special, to foster an appreciation of open spaces and trees, to introduce the people who live and work here to each other, and to help them to enjoy the atmosphere and life of Dulwich.
The extent of our membership confirms our concern for the whole area, not just Dulwich Village. Conservation areas cover most of the Dulwich Estate, which was founded by Edward Alleyn in the early seventeenth century. The environmental protection these areas afford is welcome but does not on its own go far enough.
Dulwich Woods was where both John Ruskin and Robert Browning learnt much of the love for nature. Visitors who look at the sweep of these woods, along the crest of Sydenham Hill, find it hard to believe they are within five miles of Charing Cross. Dulwich is fortunate to possess an important art collection in a Picture Gallery in a delightful setting. We are glad to share a realization that Dulwich is an oasis so near central London, where wildlife, birds, and plants flourish in relative peace and add to the quality of our own survival. Dulwich is a recognisable place with its own history and character. The Dulwich Society welcomes everyone who appreciates this. We don't oppose change, but try with some success to defend Dulwich against the pressures of inappropriate development, increasing traffic and urban erosion.
A commitment you give to The Dulwich Society will help to shape the future of our community. Join us to make sure that we do just that.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 02:28