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Beulah Hill’s ‘Electric House’ and history of recorded sound

The Norwood Society’s next local history meeting next Thursday is “Colonel Gouraud: The man who brought recorded sound to England”. The speaker will be Howard Hope, a lifetime specialist in the history of recorded sound, and he will talk about … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Norwood Society history talk, Upper Norwood Library, Feb 16

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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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