Category Archives: Upper Norwood

A year of walks and talks through south London’s history

The Norwood Society has just published its programme for 2018 – a schedule of monthly talks, and some walks, which enlighten and inform about the history and heritage of the area. The Norwood’s Society’s events are wide-ranging, with expert speakers … Continue reading

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A stroll through Great North Wood is a step back in history

NATURE NOTES: There’s a vital link to a piece of medieval England on our Croydon door step. MOIRA O’DONNELL set off to investigate It was a photograph of a Thornton Heath street sign on Twitter that set me off on … Continue reading

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Council hiring 12 social workers during recruitment freeze

WALTER CRONXITE on how the council has admitted it could take three years to fix the ‘inadequate’ children’s services department Another senior council employee has left their job abruptly from the misfiring “People” department. Until Friday, George Riley was listed … Continue reading

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Labour’s new slate in Fairfield as Momentum makes a mark

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, with the latest weekly round-up of the ins, and outs, in a tortuous selection process Boundary changes, demographic changes and the Jeremy Corbyn-inspired swing towards Labour has made Fairfield ward in the town centre a … Continue reading

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The Nostradamus of Norwood, and other fascinating tales

The next Norwood Society local history meeting is on Thursday November 16 when the topic will be “The Nostradamus of South Norwood Hill and other fascinating residents”. Stephen Oxford has thoroughly researched the South Norwood Hill area and in this … Continue reading

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Labour deputy leader Butler is under threat of de-selection

Croydon Labour’s long-delayed local election candidate selection process is beginning to look like a cross between House of Cards and Game of Thrones, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Alison Butler, the all-powerful deputy leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, … Continue reading

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Following in the Crystal Palace footsteps of Camille Pissarro

WANDLE WANDERINGS: This week, KEN TOWL has headed for the high ground and tries to retrace the steps of one of the world’s most famous impressionist painters If you are as boring as I am (and you might be, but … Continue reading

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