Lewisham is an area of south east London, England, 5.9 miles south of Charing Cross. It is the principal area of the London Borough of Lewisham, is within the historic county of Kent, it is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Lewisham had a population of 60,573 in 2011, it is most to have been founded by a pagan Jute, who settled near St Mary's Church where the ground was drier, in the 6th century. As to the etymology of the name, Daniel Lysons wrote: "In the most ancient Saxon records this place is called Levesham, that is, the house among the meadows. A Latin legal record, dated 1440, mentions a place in Kent as Levesham, it is now written, as well in parochial and other records as in common usage, Lewisham.""Leofshema" was an important settlement at the confluence of the rivers Quaggy and Ravensbourne, so the village expanded north into the wetter area as drainage techniques improved. King Alfred was Lord of the Manor of Lewisham; the Manor of Lewisham, with its appendages of Greenwich and Combe, was given by Elthruda, King Alfred's niece, to the abbey of St. Peter at Ghent, of which Lewisham became a cell, or an alien priory.
This grant is said to have been confirmed by King Edgar in 964, by Edward the Confessor in 1044, with the addition of many privileges. In the mid-17th century, the vicar of Lewisham, Abraham Colfe, built a grammar school, a primary school and six almshouses for the inhabitants. In the 17th century the Manor of Lewisham was purchased by George Legge Baron Dartmouth, his son William was raised by Queen Anne to several positions of honour and trust, was a member of her privy council. His grandson George, Lord Dartmouth, obtained the privilege of holding a fair twice a year, a market twice a week, upon Blackheath in the parish; the fair used to be held on 12 May and 11 October, but in 1772 it was discontinued, by the Earl of Dartmouth, as lord of the manor. The village of Lewisham had its nucleus in its southern part, around the parish church of St Mary, towards the present site of University Hospital Lewisham; the centre migrated north with the coming of the North Kent railway line to Dartford in 1849, encouraging commuter housing.
The Official Illustrated Guide to South-Eastern and North and Mid-Kent Railways of June 1863, by George Measom, describes Lewisham as follows:'Lewisham Station, situated on the slope of an eminence amidst picturesque scenery, beautiful green meadows rising abruptly to the summit of the hill on the left, dotted with handsome residences and gardens, while the Common is seen intersected by various cross roads and studded with country inns and houses on the low ground or valley to the right. The area of the parish is 5,789 acres... Lord of the manor, the Earl of Dartmouth to whom it gives the title Viscount'. Lewisham was administratively part of Kent until 1889, formed part of the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham in the County of London until 1965; the town centre was hit by a V-1 flying bomb in 1944: there were over 300 casualties including 51 fatalities, it devastated the high street, restored by the mid-1950s. This horrific event is commemorated by a plaque outside the Lewisham Shopping Centre.
The plaque was on the pavement outside the Marks and Spencers store in the main shopping precinct. However, suffering wear and tear, the local authority arranged. In 1955 Sainsbury's opened a store in Lewisham, reported to be Europe's largest self-service supermarket, with 7,500 square feet of retail space, although the one now incorporated in the 1977 shopping centre is much smaller; the area at the north end of the High Street was pedestrianised in 1994. It is home to a daily street market and a local landmark, the clock tower, completed in 1900 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897; the police station, opened in 2004 to replace the station in Ladywell, is the largest in Europe. Lewisham Cricket Club was one of the most prestigious London sides during the Victorian era. From 1864 they played at Lewisham Cricket Ground, which lay north of Ladywell Road, until its closure in the 19th century. Lewisham Swimming Club was very successful, with several of its members representing England at water polo and other gymkhana events.
During the First World War, Lewisham Hospital's infirmary became the Lewisham Military Hospital, during the Second World War the hospital was hit by a V-1 flying bomb, which destroyed two wards, injured 70 people and killed one nurse. Lewisham is the site of one of the worst disasters on British Railways in the 20th century. On 4 December 1957 a crowded steam-hauled passenger express headed for the Kent coast overran signals at danger in thick fog near St. John's station and crashed into a stationary electric train for the Hayes branch line; the force of the impact brought down an overhead railway bridge onto the wreckage below. An electric multiple unit about to cross the bridge towards Nunhead managed to pull up in time. Ninety passengers and crew died in the accident. In 1977, the Battle of Lewisham saw 500 members of the National Front, who were attempting to hold march through the area, their police escort, attacked by more than 4000 counter-demonstrators. From the 1990s onwards, Lewisham has seen regeneration.
Jamuna Group is one of the largest Bangladeshi industrial conglomerates. The industries under this conglomerate include Textiles, Leather, motor cycles, Consumer products, Advertisement etc. Jamuna was established in the 1970s by Nurul Islam Babul, an architect and is the present chairman of the group, he is considered one of the wealthiest men in Bangladesh. His net worth is estimated to be around US$4.5 billion. Best known for the Jamuna Group and Jamuna Future Park, Babul is the owner of the Bangla daily Jugantor. Advocate Salma Islam is the wife of Nurul Islam Babul, she is an MP in the Dhaka 1 constituency. Board of Directors: MD Shamim Islam Monika Islam Rozalin Islam Soniya Islam Jamuna group is known for its huge contributions to the Rohingya crisis, they have initiated a NPO to further help the people in distress. So far they have donated BDT1cr into the organisation. Business Enterprise Jugantor, a national daily newspaper Jamuna Future Park, the largest shopping mall in the Bangladesh.
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