Founded in 1965 the society has flourished so that our membership is over 400. Many members are, of course, living in the catchment area of SE9 but others have moved to other areas in the United Kingdom and abroad. We have town namesakes in Australia and New Zealand.
The society has an Executive Council of 17 members each contributing their own specialities, all elected at our Annual General Meeting held in March. There are three sub committees: Amenity, Social and Publications - all advancing the aims of the society.
The aims of the Society are enshrined in our motto: "Preserving the past, Conserving the present, and Protecting the future".
The Newsletter is an integral part of The Eltham Society and has been published ever since the Society began in 1965. It is one of the benefits of membership and is published quarterly. It covers news of the Society's events and articles of local and wider interest.
But where is Eltham?
Eltham is approximately 10 miles south-east of London and the southernmost town in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Mention of Eltham is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and is strategically placed between London and Kent. Its proximity to the River Thames led to the establishment of a moated manor house, which soon became the home of Royalty, Eltham Palace.