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Local History Talks are held on the 3rd Thursday of the Month at 7.30pm at the Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill SE19 1TJ

Entry is free, but a donation towards the cost of tea and home made cakes would be much appreciated.

  • March 20th 2014 West Norwood Cemetery.
    Colin Fenn of Friends of West Norwood Cemetery will introduce the history of the cemetery, some of the people buried there and the magnificent monuments to be seen within.
  • April 17th 2014 The Crystal Palace
    Phillip Emery of the Crystal Palace Foundation will share with us his comprehensive knowledge of the building that shaped our community in the nineteenth century.
  • May 15th 2014 West Norwood - a place of change
    Norwood Society member, Alun Thomas will talk about the historical development of the centre of West Norwood over time including some of the businesses there.
  • June 19th 2014 The Concrete Church & the Bevingtons
    Norwood Society Chairman, Richard Lines will introduce us to this pioneering building in Waldegrave Road and the closely connected Bevington family who are also associated with Bermondsey.
  • September 18th 2014 Local War Memorials
    As part of our contribution to Lambeth's Heritage Month and the theme of W.W.1., Norwood Society member Jerry Green will introduce us to the memorials of the area and some of the people who are remembered on them.
  • October 16th 2014 From Fire Station to Theatre
    Bob Callender of the South London Theatre Centre will relate the history of West Norwood's old fire station, the fire service and the transformation in to the Theatre Centre.
  • November 20th 2014 Lambeth's Archives
    Zoe Darani, archivist, from Lambeth Archives will introduce us to the vast wealth of material about Norwood and the Borough of Lambeth which are held in the Archives.
  • December 18th 2014 Party Night
    Join us to celebrate the last year's meetings and a chance to revisit some of the items of interest in early copies of the Norwood Review.


  • June 29th 2014
    North of the Triangle & Gipsy Hill Circular. (approx. 90 minutes).
    4.15 Crystal Palace Station. Alun Thomas Norwood Soc. in conjunction with the Overground Festival.
  • July 20th 2014
    Norwood New Town & Beulah Spa circular. (approx 90 mins.)
    2.30 Outside Sainsbury, Westow Street, SE19 3RW. Richard Lines, Norwood Society
  • Aug 10th 2014
    Norwood High Street & Elder Road linear walk.
    2.30 St Luke's Church, West Norwood, SE27 0DT ending at Norwood Park. Jill Dudman, Norwood Society.
  • Sept 14th 2014
    West of West Norwood & Tulse Hill circular. (approx 90 minutes)
    2.30 St Luke's Church, West Norwood, SE27 0DT. Alun Thomas, Norwood Society/Lambeth Heritage Festival.

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