The Raid Animated Walk


Created by actors using research by local volunteers, The Raid tells the story of the history of WW1 and the Zeppelin Raid on Calmington Road through the lives of real historical characters.

The animated walk will start at the old library, Wells Way, which was used as a bomb shelter. The walk will then set off through the park and visit various locations. The walk will finish back at the old library.

The walk will take approximately two hours. The walk will continue if there is slight rain.

The Friends of Burgess Park project Zeppelin 1917 uncovers the stories of local heroes and the dramatic raid right over what is now Burgess Park. Talks, walks, drama, family events and an exhibition 7-28 October will explore what WWI meant for local people's lives and how the Great War shapes our current world.

More details about the project and other events. The exhibition is free and is open every Saturday from 7 October.

Venue details:

Stepped access - The Old Library has 12 steps to the entrance. The walk starts at the old library and then continues in the park.

Toilets - Are available at Theatre Delicatessen but are located lower ground access via steps. Full disabled toilets are at Chumleigh Gardens.

Light refreshments will be available at the Old Library and lunch at Park Life cafe at Chumleigh Gardens .


Buses 343 and 136 stop the closest to the Old Library, the bus stop is on Wells Way (coming from the south the bus stop is immediately opposite and coming from the north a short walk). The 42 bus stops close by on Albany Road.


The ticket is £5.00 refundable upon attendance or make a donation to FOBP. The Eventbrite booking fee of 90p is not refundable. 

To book your place click here.



October 21, 2017 at 2pm - 4pm


Burgess Park
150 Albany Rd
London SE5 0AL
United Kingdom
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