Tag Archives: Sir John Betjeman

Plight of Norwood’s White House attracting widespread support

A magazine architecture column that was first edited by Sir John Betjeman has added its considerable clout to the campaign to save and preserve the White House, the grand, Victorian-built mansion at the top of sloping parkland at Norwood Grove. … Continue reading

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When Croydon homes inspired lyricism from England’s poets

CROYDON COMMENTARY: First we mentioned Philip Larkin, then Alan Bennett. Now GEORGE WRIGHT reminds us that the Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman once had something to say, in verse, about Croydon. And he was never as horrible about the town … Continue reading

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