Venue: St Hilda’s Church
Time: 2pm – 4pm
For centuries, crime in Brockley and Crofton Park was part of a rural landscape: there were stolen farm animals, blazing hayricks and strange goings-on in the hedgerows. As the area developed into the London suburb we all know and love, law and order reflected the changing times and population. In the nineteenth century, the creation of the Metropolitan Police brought police stations, and new laws brought new ways of offending. In this talk, Carol Harris will look at local crime –- organised and disorganised, juvenile and white-collar — and there’s considerable civil unrest too.