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

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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?”

BONKERS! AMERICAN FILM TURNS CRYSTAL PALACE BALLOON PIONEER HENRY COXWELL INTO A WOMAN

A new American film about the pioneering exploits of the first Crystal Palace balloon captain Henry Coxwell has turned him into a woman. The film includes scenes involving the historic flight made by Croydon resident James Glaisher - played by Eddie Redmayne - and Coxwell when they attempted to break the altitude record for a … Continue reading BONKERS! AMERICAN FILM TURNS CRYSTAL PALACE BALLOON PIONEER HENRY COXWELL INTO A WOMAN

VOLUNTEERS PRAISED AT VICAR’S OAK CEREMONY

Lou Yates (centre) Tweeted: Just two of the fab local community assets otherwise known as neighbours who helped create our #vicarsoakpath Volunteers were praised by Bromley's deputy mayor Cllr David Cartwright as he officially opened the new Vicar's Oak path at the top of Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace on Saturday. "This is an incredible project … Continue reading VOLUNTEERS PRAISED AT VICAR’S OAK CEREMONY

VICAR’S OAK PATH TO BE OFFICIALLY OPENED SATURDAY JUNE 9th

The new Vicar's Oak path at the top of Anerley Hill will be officially opened by Bromley's deputy Mayor Cllr David Cartwright next Saturday (June 9th).   The path is close to the site of the Vicar's Oak, an ancient boundary tree that once marked the meeting point of four parishes: Camberwell, Lambeth, Croydon and … Continue reading VICAR’S OAK PATH TO BE OFFICIALLY OPENED SATURDAY JUNE 9th

WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY – ‘A NEW BEGINNING’

‘West Norwood Cemetery: A New Beginning’ is a project to conserve the cemetery’s environment and historic monuments and offer more to visitors and the community. Come and find out what’s happening. Our Open Day on July 1 is a chance to catch up with the project before we bid for the money to do the … Continue reading WEST NORWOOD CEMETERY – ‘A NEW BEGINNING’