RESIDENTS FIGHT PLANS FOR ANOTHER WESTOW HILL PUB

Residents living on the Upper Norwood Triangle are opposing plans for yet another pub on Westow Hill - even though council planning officers are recommending them for approval. The Antic Pub Co originally asked for the former Plumbase DIY store - which was built as a Burton tailoring shop - to open until 2am on … Continue reading RESIDENTS FIGHT PLANS FOR ANOTHER WESTOW HILL PUB

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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

EVENTS: GIPSY HILL AND GIPSY ROAD – HISTORY TALK / PAXTON CENTRE THIS MONTH / DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE / MP STEVE REED AT BUSINESS BAGEL et cetera

THURSDAY MAY 17th GIPSY HILL Local history talk ‘Gipsy Hill & Gipsy Road’ Alun Thomas has researched the history of the roads. Norwood Society local history,. Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ 7.30pm Admission free. Refreshments at interval, donations welcome. PAXTON CENTRE IN MAY The Paxton Centre Springs into May and June as local winners … Continue reading EVENTS: GIPSY HILL AND GIPSY ROAD – HISTORY TALK / PAXTON CENTRE THIS MONTH / DULWICH ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE / MP STEVE REED AT BUSINESS BAGEL et cetera

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

LAUNCH OF NORWOOD SOCIETY’S ‘MYHOUSEMYSTREET’ PROJECT THIS SUNDAY / BICYCLE THIEVES ON THE TRIANGLE / FOOD MARKET / LAUNCH OF LAMBETH DEMOCRACY / ORDINARY PEOPLE AT CROW / LAMBETH LIBRARIES EVENTS

LAUNCH OF NORWOOD SOCIETY'S 'MYHOUSEMYSTREET' PROJECT THIS SUNDAY The Norwood Society are holding the first meeting of their 'MyHouseMyStreet' project upstairs in the Upper Norwood library this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. They are working with volunteers to launch the project in the Harold Road Conservation area of Upper Norwood to include Essex Grove, Rockmount … Continue reading LAUNCH OF NORWOOD SOCIETY’S ‘MYHOUSEMYSTREET’ PROJECT THIS SUNDAY / BICYCLE THIEVES ON THE TRIANGLE / FOOD MARKET / LAUNCH OF LAMBETH DEMOCRACY / ORDINARY PEOPLE AT CROW / LAMBETH LIBRARIES EVENTS

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

THE NOSTRADAMUS OF SOUTH NORWOOD HILL – and other fascinating residents  / UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

THE NOSTRADAMUS OF SOUTH NORWOOD HILL - and other fascinating residents   The next Norwood Society Local History meeting is on Thursday 16th November at 7.30 pm at the Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ. - Stephen Oxford has thoroughly researched the South Norwood Hill area and in this talk relates the amazing prophesies … Continue reading THE NOSTRADAMUS OF SOUTH NORWOOD HILL – and other fascinating residents  / UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD   Revised plans for the historic Queens hotel on Church Road are set to get the go-ahead at a Croydon council planning committee meeting tomorrow night (Thursday). An officers report to the committee recommends permission for the plans which include demolition of existing buildings to the centre … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PLANS SET TO GET THE GO-AHEAD

“ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES” – NORWOOD SOCIETY 

"ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES" - NORWOOD SOCIETY  All the green spaces in Upper Norwood have special features, say local planning, conservation and history group the Norwood Society.  Their comment comes in a letter to Croydon council's director of planning in response to a Government inspector's response to Croydon council plans (please see … Continue reading “ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES” – NORWOOD SOCIETY 

THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS – But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object.

THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS - But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object. Stambourne Woods and Beaulieu Heights are among almost 90 green open spaces across the borough of Croydon which could be under threat, say campaigners - and at least one council officer. The list also includes Upper Norwood recreation … Continue reading THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS – But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object.