Norwood Society to look at local stories of the Great War

The next meeting of the Norwood Society, being staged next Thursday, September 18, will look at “Researching Upper Norwood’s glorious dead of the Great War”.

war memorialJerry Green will talk about the local people who died in the war, their backgrounds and stories. He will explain how he is undertaking this ongoing research.

The talk will have particular resonance as centenary commemorations take place around the country and in the borough, and it should also prove particularly useful to anyone researching their own family histories, since Green will be able to provide some insight into how he conducts his own work.

The Norwood Society’s history talks take place each month, from 7.30 to 9.30pm (the third Thursday of the month) and are staged at Upper Norwood Library, 39-41 Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 1TJ.

The October talk, on October 16, will be “From Fire Station to Theatre”, with Bob Callender of the South London Theatre Centre.

All are welcome, there is no charge, but donations are welcome.

  • The Norwood Society is also staging, this Sunday, September 14, a local history walk around West Norwood and Tulse Hill. Meet at 2.30pm at St Lukes Church, SE27 0DT.

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