Fundraising is scheduled for the cost of the Blue Window-Plaques. A wine-tasting evening and a jazz band evening is proposed. Watch this space.

International Conference

Chris O’Shaughnessy, coordinator of the Penge Heritage Trail project, gave a well-received presentation on Walter de la Mare at the first international conference on de la Mare at Cambridge University last September.

Birthday Party

Plans are in place for ‘ Walter de la Mare’s Birthday Party’, a celebration on April 25, 2020, involving poetry recitals, music, song, a talk on Penge’s most famous poet, wine, cheese and a slice of birthday cake!

Painting of the Month

All of the Paintings of the Month, replicated at the foot of each page, are by Penge artists.

Walter de la Mare Walk

A new edition of Selected Poems of Walter de la Mare, edited by Dr William Wootten, should be available in the shops next year. We were delighted that Dr Wootten came on the Walter de la Mare walk earlier in June during the Penge Festival.

Researching the Plaques

The Blue Plaques project for shop window display in Penge gathers apace. A working party of seven is busy researching and negotiating past stories and histories of Penge businesses and shops.

Invitation to Oxford

Kellogg College at Oxford University has extended an invite to the editor to give a presentation on the Penge Heritage Trail at a forthcoming conference concerning town centre initiatives.