Category Archives: Selsdon & Ballards

Walks, talks and work days to cherish Selsdon Wood

The Friends of Selsdon Wood have a busy programme of events – walks, work days, and some meetings – planned for 2019, with their first walk coming up on March 9, and the group’s annual meeting on March 25. Owned … Continue reading

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Historic TUC President’s bell up for auction in Selsdon

The first auction of 2019 by television antiques expert Catherine Southon is full of historic interest, with items for sale linked to the Titanic and to the Churchill’s wartime coalition government. Going under the hammer with an estimated sale price … Continue reading

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Cabinet member says Brick by Brick could build on libraries

GENE BRODIE, our bookish gyms correspondent, on the latest inadvertent slip by a council cabinet member which betrays the next possible target for the council’s ‘award-winning’ house-builders Brick by Brick’s insatiable appetite for turning public property into mainly private flats … Continue reading

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Dustman’s depot mirror brings auction hammer down at £8,755

A local council dustman, working in Bromley, found a discarded old mirror when doing his rounds in the 1970s. He took it back to the depot and for the next 40 years used it in his locker at work. Last … Continue reading

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TV antiques expert Paul Martin at Selsdon book signing

Television presenter Paul Martin will be in Croydon next week to sign copies of his latest book, My World of Antiques. Martin has presented BBC1’s Flog It! for the past 15 years, and his book – published last week – … Continue reading

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Bronze dancers to take centre stage at Selsdon auction

Television antiques expert Catherine Southon is staging another auction of art works in Selsdon later this month, including a collection of 11 works by the noted Australian sculptor Tom Merrifield. Estimates for the Merrifield auction items range from £120 to … Continue reading

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St John’s Upper Selsdon Plant and Produce, Oct 14

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