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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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Upper Norwood Library re-opens with funding unannounced

GENE BRODIE, our libraries correspondent, reports on the delayed re-opening of the Uppper Norwood Library, as doubts remain on the 116-year-old community asset’s funding arrangements from Lambeth and Croydon councils Upper Norwood Library – or the “Hub on the Hill” … Continue reading

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Delay over Upper Norwood Library transfer raises worries

The future of a library which has served thousands of Croydon residents for more than a century has been thrown into renewed uncertainty, with doubts over the funding for Upper Norwood Library after next year, and with the proposed transfer … Continue reading

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Free courses on offer at Upper Norwood Library

Upper Norwood Library is to stage a number of courses and talks through March and April. All are free to attend, though you may need to book your place. Project Development and Planning March 21, 10.30am to 1.30pm Facilitator: Elaine … Continue reading

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Norwood Society history talk, Upper Norwood Library, Feb 16

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Upper Norwood Library’s Let It Snow Ball, Dec 11

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Musical Bumps classes, Upper Norwood Library, Dec 10/17

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Upper Norwood Library family activity session, Nov 27

Upper Norwood Library hosts the Incredible Edible Gipsy Hill’s Winter Session Free Family activity session this Sunday November 27 The Upper Norwood Library is delighted to welcome Incredible Edible Gipsy Hill back for a second time this coming Sunday, November … Continue reading

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#FindRobbie: Captain Sensible unveils second bench

It was a filthy wet night, but friends, neighbours, the South Norwood Tourist Board, Crystal Palace Transition Town members and even Captain Sensible himself all turned out on Saturday to celebrate the Sensible Garden and, more importantly, to remind everyone … 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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Missing: BBC’s One Show takes up the cause of #FindRobbie

Six weeks after Robbie Gibson went missing from his south London home, the appeal to find him continues with national television coverage on Monday. Upper Norwood Library, which Gibson has campaigned tirelessly for years to keep open, is the setting … Continue reading

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Walk back through history with the Norwood Society

This month and next, the Norwood Society has two local history walks which each will last about 90 minutes: Thursday July 21 at 7pm. Crystal Palace to West Norwood. This walk will be led by Alun Thomas via Gipsy Hill. … Continue reading

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Greens come close to unseating Progress in library dispute

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a Lambeth by-election result which offers a warning to Croydon Labour Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North (delete to distaste) got a bit of a warning overnight, after a Lambeth council by-election … Continue reading

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Mass protest planned over Upper Norwood Library cuts

Library campaigners are planning a demonstration at Upper Norwood Library next Saturday, April 30, to protest against the withdrawal of professional staff and turning the century-old amenity into a “self-service” facility. Upper Norwood, which is operated jointly by Croydon and … Continue reading

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Borough archives come under threat from library closures

Part of Croydon’s borough archive has come under threat as a consequence of neighbouring Lambeth’s policy of forcibly turning some of its public libraries into bookish gyms. The Carnegie Library in Herne Hill was in the headlines last week over … Continue reading

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Protestors occupy under-threat library to halt council’s closure

The people are taking over. It is a gathering story from deepest south London of a popular uprising, of the sort that you might expect from oppressed locals against a tyrannical Conservative local authority. But the occupation of the Carnegie … Continue reading

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Lambeth confirms Upper Norwood Library closure in April

Bookish gyms correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on an announcement which has been described as “a betrayal” of Labour voters Whoever is in the Brains Trust running the Labour Party in south London really needs to authorise some modest expenditure on … Continue reading

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Treasure Island comes to Upper Norwood with free show

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Save Our Libraries public meeting, Gipsy Hill, Feb 11

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History talk takes look at life on different sort of ‘estate’

The Norwood Society’s next local history talk is “Wates in the Woods”, when Ian McInnes, the chairman of the Dulwich Society, returns to describe the development of the estate that can be so clearly seen from the top deck of … Continue reading

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Discover the Crystal Palace archives at history talk, Feb 24

There is to be a free talk about unlocking the history of the Crystal Palace, staged at Upper Norwood Library on February 24.

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Uncover your family history with Norwood Society course

The Norwood Society begins a series of workshops on how to conduct local and family research later this month. The fortnightly meeting begins on Thursday, January 28, at 10am at Upper Norwood Library. The group will use web-based and Upper … Continue reading

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Drama, Spanish and family history: library offers classes

A history project and a drama class for adults suffering from depression and other mental health conditions are among a range of groups offering education and training sessions in a range of life skills which have successfully bid to stage … Continue reading

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Trust to unveil its plans for Upper Norwood Joint Library

The final meeting of the year of the Norwood Society’s local history group next week will feature a talk from Bryher Scudamore on the Upper Norwood Library Trust’s plans for the library. Lambeth Council recently announced that it would cut … Continue reading

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Library campaigners take Lambeth to court over bookish gyms

Lambeth Council, which last month lost a case in the High Court over its handling of a public con-consultation on housing, is to face another Judicial Review, this time over its “omnishambles” handling of its libraries con-consultation which has threatened … Continue reading

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