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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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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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Stonework in 21st century is Norwood Society’s next talk

The next history talk at the Norwood Society, on October 20, will take an expert look at building restoration and conservation, delivered by someone who should know: Nick Wilson, of Stonewest, one of the country’s leading restoration, conservation and stone … Continue reading

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Walks and talks in Norwood take a look at ‘dangerous women’

The Norwood Society stages its third summer walk of the year tomorrow, August 18. Starting at 7pm outside All Saints Church, Beulah Hill SE19, Richard Lines will lead along Church Road and the Triangle. The Norwood Society’s next evening talk … Continue reading

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