South East London Folklore Society

The South East London Folklore Society is a monthly pub meeting held on the second Thursday of every month in the upstairs room of The Old King’s Head 47-49 Borough High Street SE1 at 8pm.

April’s Talk is on April 11th & is

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The Lost Gods Of London

Some of the gods worshipped by Londoners were imported by the Romans along with wine and fish sauce. But there were older unnameable gods that sprang from the English soil. ROBERT KINGHAM explores London’s historical, mythical and contemporary pagan connections. He roves across the city to bring together history and archaeology; and  explores how ancient pagans and modern Londoners seek meaning in a jumble of myth and tradition. Robert takes us on a pagan perambulation  to visit The Stanwell Cursus, the Shepperton Henge, The Dagenham Idol, Fenning’s Wharf, Springhead,  The Temple of Diana, The Strand Maypole on the Strand and Druid Street.
Robert, in collaboration with the award-winning film-maker Jeremiah Quinn, has produced Pagan London, a twelve-part documentary film series exploring London’s historical, mythical and contemporary pagan connections.Robert will talk about the background to the film, and tell some stories that didn’t quite make it in there. There will follow a screening of all twelve episodes, and a Q&A session.
Robert is one half of MINIMUM LABYRINTH ( He is interested in the interaction between people and cities, indulging his love of storytelling through leading many on historical walks. He is a member of Equity. Between film-making, writing, beer and history, he likes nothing better than to relax by being a chartered management consultancy surveyor.


The talk is held in the upstairs room of The Old King’s Head & starts at 8pm. It costs £5/£2.50conc
It’s advisable to book in advance by emailing or you can chance your arm & turn up on the night