Norwood Society looks at the history of its fire stations

West Norwood theatre centreThe next local history meeting of the Norwood Society is on Thursday, October 16, at 7.30pm, and is entitled “From Fire Station to Theatre”.

As Norwood is soon to have a third new fire station, Bob Callender of the South London Theatre Centre tells the story of West Norwood’s original fire station and reveals how a Heritage Lottery Fund grant will enable this theatre to flourish in the heart of the community.

A preliminary Lottery grant of £157,800 was agreed last year towards a project estimated to cost £2.3 million, of which the HLF is expected to provide £1.8 million, with a range of other organisations, including City Bridge Trust (which supports access for people with disabilities), the Garfield Weston Foundation (which supports arts and community projects), and the Clore Duffield Foundation (arts and education) contributing towards the cost.

The local history talks are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ.

Entry is free, but a donation towards the cost of tea and cakes would be appreciated.

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