SUBWAY TO OPEN – BUT JUST FOR ONE DAY! Tickets limited, over 18s only

THE HISTORIC subway underneath Crystal Palace Parade is to re-open –  for one day only.
 
The subway – built to link the former high level station with the Crystal Palace –  will be open as part of the Open House London event on Saturday September 21st.
“Open House is a showcase of some of the best architecture the capital has to offer, and is therefore a great opportunity for the Friends of the Subway to take people into the hidden gem that is the Crystal Palace Subway.
“It is important to stress that because of a variety of health and safety issues, places will be limited so tickets will be drawn by ballot from those who apply. “You will be required to sign a personal injury waiver, wear a hard hat (provided by us) and will be shown around in small groups. “This event is for over 18s only.
“If you would like to visit please email openhouse@cpsubway.org.uk to register your interest.”
Further info on the subway: cp.subway.org.uk (Sources: Friends of Crystal Palace park, Friends of Crystal Palace subway).
 
NEW SPACE FOR LOCAL HISTORY IN CROYDON
 
CROYDON’S local studies library shuts for three weeks from today (Friday August 16th).
 
A Croydon council press release says: “Residents and researchers will find local history is more accessible than ever when a new research room opens on the ground floor of Croydon Clocktower.
“The existing local studies library will close at 6pm on Friday August 16th, giving staff three weeks to move hundred’s of years’ of the borough’s books, photographs, maps, newspapers, census returns, war records, electoral and parish registers, street directories, and phone books to their new home.
“From September 10th, following the move from its existing home on the third floor, the borough’s public archives will be open for approximately 30 extra hours every month. “The new space will feature regularly changing displays from Croydon’s art collection and a dedicated public activities space will be a key element of the facilities.
“The Museum of Croydon and the Riesco Gallery will also be closed from Monday September 2nd through Monday September 9th as part of the move.
“The opening hours for the new research room will be Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5pm, and a new events programme will be published from September.
“Cllr Tim Pollard, cabinet member for children, families and learning, said: ‘This is a great example of how we can continue to improve our services, even at a time when the council is facing extreme financial pressures’,”. (Source: Croydon council press release)
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