‘MOST ENDANGERED BUILDING’ – NOMINATIONS SOUGHT BY VICTORIAN SOCIETY

Nominations for the Victorian Society's annual Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings campaign are now open. "Our biggest push of the year to save the most at risk Victorian and Edwardian buildings is fast approaching" say the Society. Our annual Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings campaign brings to the forefront the most dilapidated and neglected buildings … Continue reading ‘MOST ENDANGERED BUILDING’ – NOMINATIONS SOUGHT BY VICTORIAN SOCIETY

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ESSENTIAL WORKS NEXT TO CRYSTAL PALACE SUBWAY

Essential works are being carried out next to the historic vaulted subway which runs underneath Crystal Palace Parade. The aim of the works, being carried out by Bromley council's highways department, is to remove pressure exerted on the courtyard walls by soil and therefore protect the vaulted structure. "The work is an essential first step … Continue reading ESSENTIAL WORKS NEXT TO CRYSTAL PALACE SUBWAY

Bromley sign friendship agreement with Canada – links date back to First World War and the building of Orpington hospital by Ontario government

A historic friendship agreement has been signed between Thunder Bay, Canada and the London Borough of Bromley. The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kim Botting, and the Mayor of Thunder Bay, Cllr Kristen Oliver, signed the agreement marking more than 100 years of friendship which started during World War I and commemorates the sacrifice Canadian soldiers … Continue reading Bromley sign friendship agreement with Canada – links date back to First World War and the building of Orpington hospital by Ontario government

WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY GETS NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING BOOST

The South Metropolitan Cemetery at West Norwood has received a £4.6 million National Lottery grant to save many of its listed monuments from ruin.  The South Metropolitan Cemetery at West Norwood has received a £4.6m National Lottery grant to save many of its listed monuments from ruin and support a series of exciting community activities. … Continue reading WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY GETS NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING BOOST

FIVE BROTHERS WHO FOUGHT IN FIRST WORLD WAR HONOURED WITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE

A memorial plaque in memory of five brothers who fought in the First World War placed at the site of their former home in Sydenham has been unveiled by Lewisham council. The five Quinn brothers lived in Bell Green over 100 years ago. They all signed up at the start of the Great War and … Continue reading FIVE BROTHERS WHO FOUGHT IN FIRST WORLD WAR HONOURED WITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE

CRYSTAL PALACE FAN IN HORMINAN MUSEUM

Hand-held fan made of paper, with slats of bone. The slats have incised and openwork decoration.On the leaf a scene is painted of crowds outside the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, at the Great Exhibition of 1851. It is a commemorative souvenir from this event. The reverse is decorated with figures and crests in gold. … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE FAN IN HORMINAN MUSEUM

BARNARDO’S NEW PLANS FOR HISTORIC WINDERMERE HOUSE

Barnardo's have announced plans for the historic Windermere House off Coxwell Road behind Sainsbury's Westow Street supermarket. They want to use the former tuning house of the Royal Normal college for the blind, which occupied the site up until the Second World War, as a house in multiple occupation for care leavers. The builkding has … Continue reading BARNARDO’S NEW PLANS FOR HISTORIC WINDERMERE HOUSE

SOUTHWARK TO LAY THEIR FINAL VICTORIA CROSS MEMORIAL PAVING STONE

Southwark council are laying the last of their Victoria Cross memorial paving stones on Monday. Event:             Service of Commemoration, Honouring Jack Harvey VC Date:               Monday 3 September 2018 Location:        Entrance to Burgess Park, Old Kent Road, SE1 5UE. Time: … Continue reading SOUTHWARK TO LAY THEIR FINAL VICTORIA CROSS MEMORIAL PAVING STONE

BEULAH SPA TO GET COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

The forgotten Beulah Spa well and spring in Upper Norwood is finally getting a fitting commemorative marker, 187 years after it first opened. The 14 feet deep well (filled in in the 1960s) has been left totally unmarked and forgotten, under the grass lawn at the current Spa Woods. Local musician & historian Chris Shields, … Continue reading BEULAH SPA TO GET COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

“IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A STORY ABOUT A FEMALE BALLOONIST WHY NOT TELL THE STORY OF A REAL ONE?”

Image source: Wikimedia Commons On Monday we posted the story of how Crystal Palace balloon pioneer Henry Coxwell had been airbrushed from a new film called 'The Aeronauts' and replaced by a fictitious female character. News From Crystal Palace approached Keith Moore, head of library at the Royal Society, after reading his comments in the … Continue reading “IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A STORY ABOUT A FEMALE BALLOONIST WHY NOT TELL THE STORY OF A REAL ONE?”