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

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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’

EVENTS: FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are! / CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET

FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are! The Norwood Society's latest project 'MyHouseMyStreet' continues to grow. Locals are now researching the histories of the following roads: Rockmount Road Vermont Road Harold Road South Vale Woodland Road Coopers Yard / Froggatt’s Cottages off Westow Hill (left of Iceland store) Cintra Park Woodland … Continue reading EVENTS: FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are! / CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET

PUTTING DIVER BILL ON THE SOUTH NORWOOD MAP – saved Winchester cathedral from collapse

The Dean of Winchester, Catherine Ogle, is coming all the way up to South Norwood to unveil a special plaque on the exterior of 118 Portland Road, once the home of William Walker (1869–1918) tomorrow (Saturday). The plaque, the latest addition to the PPR (People for Portland Road) heritage trail, is being unveilked around 2.30pm. … Continue reading PUTTING DIVER BILL ON THE SOUTH NORWOOD MAP – saved Winchester cathedral from collapse

VICAR’S OAK HERITAGE LEAFLET BEING LAUNCHED AT ANERLEY TOWN HALL OPEN DAY 

Join us at the Anerley Town Hall Open Day for the launch of our heritage leaflet about the Vicar’s Oak, an historic tree that once marked the boundaries that met at the top of Anerley Hill. We will also be showing the design for the new path and planting close to the Vicar's Oak site, … Continue reading VICAR’S OAK HERITAGE LEAFLET BEING LAUNCHED AT ANERLEY TOWN HALL OPEN DAY 

THE MAN WHO BROUGHT RECORDED SOUND TO ENGLAND – PLUS STAR MAKERS AND BLUEBELL WALKS

THE MAN WHO BROUGHT RECORDED SOUND TO ENGLAND - AND ADVANCE NEWS OF NORWOOD SOCIETY'S NEW PROJECT: 'MYHOUSEMYSTREET' The subject of Norwood Society’s next local history meeting is Colonel George Edward Gouraud, the man who brought recorded sound to England, with our speaker, Howard Hope. Howard is a lifetime specialist in the history of recorded … Continue reading THE MAN WHO BROUGHT RECORDED SOUND TO ENGLAND – PLUS STAR MAKERS AND BLUEBELL WALKS

SECRET LAMBETH WALKS (You’ll find them all….)

Lambeth council's sustainable transport team have partnered with walking app Go Jauntly to enable iOS smartphone users to self-guide our fabulous walks around the borough. The app allows you to find walks based on your location. Simple photo guides help you navigate while nifty tips point out things of interest and places to eat and … Continue reading SECRET LAMBETH WALKS (You’ll find them all….)

WHERE TO FIND VINTAGE FILMS ABOUT THE CRYSTAL PALACE – AND LOADS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

VARIOUS VINTAGE - AND MORE MODERN - FILMS ABOUT THE CRYSTAL PALACE .....can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpJq3oqrlDg&feature=youtu.be (Prepare to be amazed - Ed.) TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) CRYSTAL PALACE TRANSITION TOWN Christmas Palace Transition Town Party & Green Drinks ! The Paxton Centre, 52 Anerley Hill,  SE19 2AE 8.30pm, Wed 6th December Time to party ! Come … Continue reading WHERE TO FIND VINTAGE FILMS ABOUT THE CRYSTAL PALACE – AND LOADS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

NEW HERITAGE AT RISK REGISTER ISSUED BY HISTORIC ENGLAND

A new Heritage at Risk register issued by Historic England features several areas of Crystal Palace park; various mausoleums and graves in West Norwood cemetery and Beltwood, a house on Sydenham Hill  with a very colourful history. BROMLEY Crystal Palace park SE19 DESIGNATION: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 8 LBs, part in CA CONDITION: … Continue reading NEW HERITAGE AT RISK REGISTER ISSUED BY HISTORIC ENGLAND