CRYSTAL PALACE SUBWAY TO GET £2.3 MILLION GRANT TOWARDS RESTORATION?

The historic Crystal Palace subway underneath Crystal Palace Parade is set to receive a grant of £2.3 million towards its restoration.  The subway, built to link the now-demolished Crystal Palace high level station with the Crystal Palace before its destruction by fire in 1936,  has a dedicated Friends group and is one of the most … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE SUBWAY TO GET £2.3 MILLION GRANT TOWARDS RESTORATION?

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SUBWAY OPEN THIS SATURDAY AS PANASH STEEL PLAY CRYSTAL PALACE STATION (and Dinosaur Day tomorrow!)

                                                                                                                                  Photo Chris Redgrave © Historic England Heritage Open Day at Crystal Palace Subway Saturday 14th September 10am - 4pm Crystal Palace Subway will be open on Saturday 14th between 10am and 4pm as part of Heritage Open Days. You can find the subway entrance on Crystal Palace Parade half way between the bus station and the … Continue reading SUBWAY OPEN THIS SATURDAY AS PANASH STEEL PLAY CRYSTAL PALACE STATION (and Dinosaur Day tomorrow!)

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM: Bowie bandstand in Beckenham listed on festival’s 50th anniversary – and you can buy a personalised brick to help its restoration

The historic bandstand in south London where David Bowie performed at the Growth Summer Festival 50 years ago (on 16 August) has been listed at Grade II by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England. A Bromley council press release on the listing begins: Is there life on … Continue reading GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM: Bowie bandstand in Beckenham listed on festival’s 50th anniversary – and you can buy a personalised brick to help its restoration

COUNCIL HOUSING CENTENARY EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd

Jean Wayman, who has been a council tenant for over 60 years and lives in Waddon (pictured), will be attending the exhibition launch event The past 100 years of council homes in the borough of Croydon will be celebrated next week at the launch of a month-long exhibition.   The 1919 Housing Act heralded a huge … Continue reading COUNCIL HOUSING CENTENARY EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd

‘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

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