Hannah, the new owner of the Ladywell business hitherto known as 'Slater & King' has made the following statement about her plans for the premises.
"I’m taking over everyone’s favourite gift-shop, Slater & King on Ladywell Road. I’ve lived in Ladywell all my life, so I was delighted when Jason brought a new lease of life to the village by opening his lovely shop four years ago.
I’ve been popping in for cards, gifts and gossip ever since! I want to keep the spirit of Slater & King that I loved. But, when we re-open in early August, expect tweaks inside and out, and new lines next to existing favourites – along with a new name, Honeybourne’s.
I won’t be a replacement for Jason but I will build on the fabulous legacy he’s left behind. I hope to do Ladywell, and Jason, proud. To keep up to date with progress, you can Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, or Instagram."
The arrival of Oscars (in 2008) and Slater & King (in 2011) were key steps in the regeneration of Ladywell and the owners of both have remained active in the local community, ensuring that Ladywell goes from strength to strength.
Both businessess battled bravely through the chaotic Summer of 2013 when the overunning streetworks nearly shut Ladywell down altogether.
So it is with sadness we report that S&K have sold-up and will leave the area. We wish them well and will miss them. The premises will reopen, still as a gift shop but under a new name.
Oscars will be taken over shortly by Saner Gursel, a Brockley resident and baker who has given a public statement on the 'Brockley Central' blog.
The London Fire Brigade reports that two people have died in a fire this morning at the disused garages site at the corner of Malyons/Ladywell Roads. The LFB website says:
Firefighters attended a fire at a row of eight garages on Malyons Road in Ladywell, this morning.
One man left before the arrival of the Brigade and was treated for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service, before being taken to hospital. Sadly two other people were pronounced dead at the scene.
Most of the garage was damaged in the blaze and a gas cylinder that was inside the garage was cooled down by crews.
Firefighters from Greenwich and Lewisham fire stations attended the incident.
The Brigade was called at 08.28 and the fire was quickly under control. The incident was over at 10.29.
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