Category Archives: People for Portland Road

Stanley Halls Film Club is getting all radical and romantic

Suffragette, the remarkable story of ordinary London women fighting for their rights a century ago, will be brought to the big screen in Stanley Halls next month, the latest offering from Stanley’s Film Club. The screening will be introduced by … Continue reading

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Yeha Noha serves up Brideshead at Norwood book club

A new book-reading ground has formed in Norwood, with meetings once a month at the Yeha Noha cafe on Station Road, near Norwood Junction. The next meeting will be on February 10, starting at 7.30pm, when Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn … Continue reading

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Dis-Connected Croydon prepares to fritter away another £1.6m

Dis-Connected Croydon, that multi-million-pound scheme which has already left a trail of uneven paving, narrowed or closed cycle lanes and park benches conveniently placed near to open-all-hours off licences around the borough, is about to find more ways of spending … Continue reading

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Uncovering the lost blueprint for London’s rail network

BERNARD WINCHESTER offers a sneak preview of his latest talk, to be given tomorrow, on the history of the other Crystal Palace Station Everybody knows about Crystal Palace Station and its vast, echoing interior, dating from the time when millions … Continue reading

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Save The Grand, at CYTO South Norwood, Nov 3

In the context of the recent debate about the future of the Fairfield Halls – and with it, the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon’s last operating full-sized drama venue – an evening’s entertainment next Tuesday as part of the South Norwood Arts … Continue reading

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Discover Crystal Palace’s cherished railway history, Nov 2

The great High Level station at Crystal Palace played an important part in bringing millions of visitors to what was for many years Great Britain’s most popular visitor attraction. As part of the South Norwood Arts Festival, respected local historian … Continue reading

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Chance to visit Thomas Crapper and WG Grace, Nov 1

Helen Johnson, a local teacher and history enthusiast, will be conducting a fascinating tour of notable graves of Beckenham Cemetery, at Elmers End, this Sunday, November 1. Part of the history programme of the 2015 South Norwood Arts Festival, the … Continue reading

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Summer’s success sees Coffee Craft booked for next year

Coffee Craft, the pop-up cafe which opened at Stanley Halls in South Norwood over the summer, is to continue trading there, offering its home-made bakes and craft courses, for at least the next year. Michelle and Nick Shaw, the couple … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping emporium, Stanley Halls, Nov 22

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Stanley Halls Film Club: free screenings every Thursday

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