black and white photo of a derelict farm building in Dulwich

Our next Dulwich local history talk is online at 8pm on Tuesday 1 November 2022 with Brian Green.

Farming in Dulwich, which had provided income for the Priory of Bermondsey for 400 years and for almost as long for Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift, was virtually over by the outbreak of WW1. Its decline was slow and its demise was finally brought about by the new giant dairy companies which sprang up with the introduction of bottling plants, homogenised milk and the use of milk trains for nationwide distribution. Local historian Brian Green shows us how Dulwich farms became the sports fields of today. Brian has lived in Dulwich since he was four years old and runs the family business, the Art Stationers and toy shop in Dulwich Village. He has been researching Dulwich’s history and leading walks, talks and classes for many years and is the author of a number of books on Dulwich. He also edits the Dulwich Society Journal.
Join us for this online talk - tickets are £5 here. All proceeds go to London Wildlife Trust Sydenham Hill Wood path project. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for bursary places.