DON’T BE A DINOSAUR – STAY OFF THE ISLAND!!!

Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs 29 May at 18:57 Going on to Dinosaur Island without official escort is not legal. It is a Grade 1 site, listed on the official Heritage At Risk Register. It is fenced and requires intentional crossing of unsafe weirs and waters. Actions like what you see here can be prosecuted … Continue reading DON’T BE A DINOSAUR – STAY OFF THE ISLAND!!!

London History Day is here! Fire Brigade video online from 11am today (Sunday)

London History Day is here! From London Fire Brigade: We’re marking London History Day this Sunday with a fascinating new video from our museum curators. It looks at the resilience displayed by the fire service during the Second World War, and draws parallels with the work the Brigade is carrying out today in the effort … Continue reading London History Day is here! Fire Brigade video online from 11am today (Sunday)

DINOSAUR VANDALS COULD FACE JAIL – Attack is a heritage crime say Friends group – Community’s anger

One of the dinosaurs on Crystal Palace park island has been vandalised - and the offender or offenders could end up in jail. Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs say the dinosaurs are Grade I listed then any intentional damage falls under the category of heritage crime, punishable by fines or incarceration. BBC News say the … Continue reading DINOSAUR VANDALS COULD FACE JAIL – Attack is a heritage crime say Friends group – Community’s anger

Museum of Croydon’s online VE Day celebration Friday (two-hour window only)

A treasure trove of films, photographs, art and artefacts revealed from the borough’s archive and museum collections will be available to view online and on social media from Friday under the Museum of Croydon’s 75th anniversary celebration of VE Day. After almost six years of war with Germany, Victory in Europe was declared on 8 … Continue reading Museum of Croydon’s online VE Day celebration Friday (two-hour window only)

VE-Day to be marked on May 8 in Lambeth

Lambeth Council will join the nation on Friday in commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE-Day (Victory in Europe), marking the end of the Second World War in Europe. This year, the government has moved the May Bank Holiday to VE Day on the 8th to allow the nation to remember the sacrifice so many made … Continue reading VE-Day to be marked on May 8 in Lambeth

PARK DINOSAURS GET SUPPORT OF DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: “This is where public outreach on science began”

Sir David Attenborough is backing Historic England's decision to put the Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace park on their Heritage At Risk register and give them  "the public protection they so badly need." In his letter of support pictured above, the broadcaster and natural historian says he is "delighted" to join with the Friends of Crystal … Continue reading PARK DINOSAURS GET SUPPORT OF DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: “This is where public outreach on science began”

COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE: SOUTHWARK’S LENGTHY STATEMENT – “Fresh consultations planned”

Southwark council have issued the following lengthy statement on the controversy surrounding the state of the Cox's Walk footbridge in Sydenham Hill woods and the plans to fell two oak trees very close to the bridge. The statement, available on the southwark.gov website, says: Cox’s Walk footbridge The Cox’s Walk footbridge was built around 1865, … Continue reading COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE: SOUTHWARK’S LENGTHY STATEMENT – “Fresh consultations planned”

VE DAY: Bromley waive road closure fees for 75th anniversary street parties / Lambeth street party applications for 2020

(Image: Lambeth council's official Love Lambeth website. Lambeth's deadline for VE Day street parties is March 16th, Bromley's is February 28th) Applications from residents and Street Friends applying to hold a street party in the borough of Bromley to commemorate / support  the 75th anniversary of VE Day are being processed free of charge. The … Continue reading VE DAY: Bromley waive road closure fees for 75th anniversary street parties / Lambeth street party applications for 2020

COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE TO BE SHUT BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL ON MONDAY

Cox's Walk footbridge is to be shut by Southwark council from Monday (January 27th). The safety of the structure of the historic footbridge in Sydenham Hill Woods - from where Pissarro painted his Lordship Lane station work and where an escaped elephant named Archie once put a tentative foot on before going off to visit … Continue reading COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE TO BE SHUT BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL ON MONDAY

EVENTS: January pantomime (Oh yes there is!) and Chopin unpacked at St John’s…Community gardening at Vicar’s Oak…Gipsy Hill history meet-up…Comedy at the Sparrowhawk…Freelancers at the Paxton centre…

St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood If you have been to one of our pantomimes in the past we are sure you are going to want to secure your ticket asap as it is now less than a week away. If you have never been then make sure you get yours NOW as this is … Continue reading EVENTS: January pantomime (Oh yes there is!) and Chopin unpacked at St John’s…Community gardening at Vicar’s Oak…Gipsy Hill history meet-up…Comedy at the Sparrowhawk…Freelancers at the Paxton centre…