Category Archives: Norwood Society

Talk reveals 150 years of Crystal Palace sporting history

The Norwood Society’s next local history talk is on Thursday October 19, at Upper Norwood Library, when Stuart Hibberd, the Society’s authority on sport at the Palace, will present “The sporting history of the Crystal Palace in the 1860s and … Continue reading

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Delay over Upper Norwood Library transfer raises worries

The future of a library which has served thousands of Croydon residents for more than a century has been thrown into renewed uncertainty, with doubts over the funding for Upper Norwood Library after next year, and with the proposed transfer … Continue reading

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Norwood Society history talk, Upper Norwood Library, Feb 16

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Norwood residents rise up against Brick by Brick scheme

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how a council-backed housing scheme to build flats on “infill” spaces between existing homes on Auckland Rise fails to deliver on even the lamest promises of 50 per cent non-affordable affordable housing The council’s private house-building … Continue reading

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Digging up the facts about London’s lost rivers, Jan 19

The Wandle is not the only “lost” river of south London, as the first history talk of the new year for the Norwood Society will demonstrate, when Jon Newman, author of the recently published River Effra, South London’s secret spine, … Continue reading

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Dukes, bishops and butchers: how Croydon was named

The rush for development in Croydon today is modest compared to late 19th Century, when whole new residential areas were built out of what had been Surrey countryside and the town expanded with the coming of the railways. The Norwood … Continue reading

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Norwood Society rounds off the year with social event

The Norwood Society’s final meeting of 2016, being held as usual at Upper Norwood Library, takes place on Thursday, December 15 from 7.30pm, and will be a social event. The Society, which stages talks and lectures about the social history … Continue reading

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