SCHOOLS COMPETITION TO DESIGN SCULPTURES FOR LONDON BRIDGE PLINTHS

SCHOOLS COMPETITION TO DESIGN SCULPTURES FOR LONDON BRIDGE PLINTHS During World War Two hundreds of women were involved in the rebuilding of Waterloo Bridge, but their contribution was not publicly recognised for over half a century. Now the campaigners who secured that recognition are taking the story into London’s schools by revitalising a decades old … Continue reading SCHOOLS COMPETITION TO DESIGN SCULPTURES FOR LONDON BRIDGE PLINTHS

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LAMBETH'S LOST BUILDINGS

One of Norwood’s lost buildings was the Technical College on Knight’s Hill Norwood Society's next local history meeting is on Thursday 18th May at 7.30. The author and expert on Lambeth architecture and heritage advisor to the Mayor of London Edmund Bird will speak on the subject of Lambeth’s Lost Buildings. The meeting will be held, … Continue reading LAMBETH'S LOST BUILDINGS

CROYDON’S TREASURE TROVE OF HISTORY ACCREDITED

CROYDON’S TREASURE TROVE OF HISTORY ACCREDITED Croydon's treasure trove of historical documents has today received Archive Service Accreditation for its high standards and care in preserving the borough’s heritage. Croydon council’s archive was awarded the status from the National Archives in recognition of good practice in collecting, preserving and ensuring access for all through the … Continue reading CROYDON’S TREASURE TROVE OF HISTORY ACCREDITED

UPPER NORWOOD WAR MEMORIAL 'LISTED'

UPPER NORWOOD WAR MEMORIAL 'LISTED' The main War Memorial in Westow Street, Upper Norwood has been 'listed' by Historic England. War Memorials in the grounds of  All Saints church, Upper Norwood and in the portico of St Luke's church at West Norwood have also been 'listed'. Historic England say the War Memorial at Westow Street, … Continue reading UPPER NORWOOD WAR MEMORIAL 'LISTED'

ANGLO-SAXON BONES FOUND IN CROYDON GO ON DISPLAY

ANGLO-SAXON BONES FOUND IN CROYDON GO ON DISPLAY The almost complete skeleton of an Anglo-Saxon individual – discovered under the driveway of a family home in Riddlesdown three years ago – is displayed for the first time in an exciting new exhibition from the Museum of Croydon.   The Bones of Croydon opened at the … Continue reading ANGLO-SAXON BONES FOUND IN CROYDON GO ON DISPLAY

WAR MEMORIAL OUTSIDE ST JOHN'S CHURCH 'LISTED'

WAR MEMORIAL OUTSIDE ST JOHN'S CHURCH 'LISTED'   The war memorial outside St John's church on Auckland Road has been 'listed' as part of Historic England's First World War Commemoration project. The memorial takes the form of a gabled Calvary on a pillar set on a pedestal. It commemorates local servicemen who died during the First … Continue reading WAR MEMORIAL OUTSIDE ST JOHN'S CHURCH 'LISTED'

MR AUBIN’S SCHOOL – AND 900 CHILDREN BURIED AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH / THIS WEEK AT THE FOOD MARKET

MR AUBIN'S SCHOOL - AND 900 CHILDREN BURIED AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH   Stephen Oxford has been researching both the churchyard of All Saints, Upper Norwood and of Mr Aubin's School that stood in the 'Triangle'. The research has uncovered that 900 children lie in All Saint's churchyard.   At Norwood Society's next local history … Continue reading MR AUBIN’S SCHOOL – AND 900 CHILDREN BURIED AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH / THIS WEEK AT THE FOOD MARKET