Sydenham History Group

Sydenham History Group was formed in 2007 and the first meeting was at the SYDNI Centre in January 2008. Except for the interruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic it has been running ever since. The Chair, Nigel Briggs, was talking about the history of the area with the then Manager of the SYDNI Centre, Alaina MacGregor, and she immediately accessed Community Development funding from WCC in order to start a history group and to produce a book on the history of the local area. Nigel got a group of interested people together and the society was formed. Meetings are held approximately six times a year and are appreciated by not only people from the immediate area but from far and wide. The book entitled “A Celebration of Sydenham” was launched in 2014 as part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the building of the Sydenham Estate. Copies are still available at a cost of £3. This year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the SYDNI Centre. The site was previously Sydenham First School and prior to that Sydemham Farmhouse.

Meetings planned for 2023 are on Tuesdays 21st February, 11th April. 25th July, 31st October and 5th December. Please put these in your diary. The dates are irregular because we can only book rooms at the SYDNI Centre during school holidays because of other bookings in term time. The next meeting and our last one in 2022 is on Tuesday 6th December at 7.30pm at the SYDNI Centre, Cottage Square, off Marloes Walk, Sydenham CV31 1PT and will be our Christmas celebration with words and music. The cost is £2.50 and all are welcome.

For more information contact Nigel Briggs on or Kay Bugg on

Programme 2022

Tuesday 6th December at 7.30pm
Christmas Special with Trevor Humphreys

All Welcome – Admission £2.50


Nigel on 01926 330711 Allan on 01926 77198 Kay on 01926 424069

Nigel, Kay, Allan, Glynis and Paul