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…

2020 EVENTS: Saturday January 4th – Unveiling of plaque to the 899 pauper children buried in unmarked graves at All Saints

Details below:     16 January 2020 Talk by Bill Linskey: Henry Tate 7.30pm Upper Norwood Library 20 February 2020 Talk by Robert Jackman: The History of the Bromley Beekeepers 7.30pm Upper Norwood Library 19 March 2020 Talk by Jon Newman: John Ruskin 7.30pm Upper Norwood Library 16 April 2020 Annual General Meeting & Talk … Continue reading 2020 EVENTS: Saturday January 4th – Unveiling of plaque to the 899 pauper children buried in unmarked graves at All Saints

EVENTS: COMMUNITY GARDENING THIS FRIDAY – AND FIND OUT ABOUT THE CHARTER OF THE FOREST NEXT TUESDAY….

Community Gardening Gathering Friday 29th November 10am - 12pm Join us at the Vicar's Oak to share seasonal gardening tips and keep the flowerbeds looking fabulous. Refreshments provided. Meet at the gates to Crystal Palace park next to the bus station at the top of Anerley Hill. All welcome, no experience necessary. Places In Common: … Continue reading EVENTS: COMMUNITY GARDENING THIS FRIDAY – AND FIND OUT ABOUT THE CHARTER OF THE FOREST NEXT TUESDAY….

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?