Ladywell Arena running track, near to Lewisham Hospital, is the home of Kent Athletic Club whose runners can be seen charging around it at various speeds on Tuesday and Thursday nights. These photos (from Lewisham Council's photo site) are of an event at the track back in 1950 , held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham (the Council was established in 1900).
'Ladywell Fields The Pavilion & Spectators at The Ladywell Track Jubilee Celebrations 23 Sep 1950'. The building's still there, now housing a gym as well as changing rooms (see Ladywell Arena for more details)
|The 16-18 men's mile race|
|'The mayor Alderman. S W Moys JP presenting prizes to a member of the Kent AC'|
Lewisham Council Minutes 28 June 1950 report plans for the Jubilee Celebrations, which included the sports meeting at Ladywell Recreation Ground organised by the Borough of Lewisham Sports Association, and a swimming gala at Downham Baths:
(post updated with additional information March 2018)
See previous posts on Kent AC and its history:
Previously in Friday photo series:
Anita Neil - Britain's first female Black Olympian?