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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

Free entry including refreshments but donations are appreciated.

  • 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.
  • January 15th 2015 Penge, the making of a South London suburb.
    Author, Martin Spence, will introduce us to Penge and the book he wrote about its history.
  • February 19th 2015 The Crystal Palace and its impact on the Dulwich Estate
    Dulwich Society chairman, Ian McInnes, explores the influence of the Crystal Palace on southern Dulwich.
  • March 19th 2015 Dickens: the Norwood Connections
    Paul Graham, of the Dickens Fellowship, enlightens us about the links between Dickens and Norwood.
  • April 16th 2015 Balloons, Airships and Aeroplanes - all at the Crystal Palace!
    Jerry Green explains how Crystal Palace was involved in the pioneering of aviation.
  • May 21st 2015 Pissarro in Norwood
    Society Chairman, Richard Lines, tells the story of artist Pissarro's time in this area.
  • June 18th 2015 The Subway   
    Stephen Oxford has been closely involved in uncovering the history of this remaining part of the Palace and will uncover both the history and future plans.
  • September 17th 2015 The Crystal Palace - a sporting history.
    Stuart Hibberd has been co-author of a history of Crystal Palace Football Club and will talk about the history of the club and other pioneers of sporting history associated with Crystal Palace.
  • October 15th 2015 The Business of Funerals
    With one of Britain's greatest cemeteries in our midst funerals are a common sight. Barbara Thomas will explore the history of undertakers and local firms.
  • November 19th 2015 William Booth       
    It is 150 years since William Booth founded the Salvation Army. Tony Fletcher will reveal the life of the man who preached to thousands in the Crystal Palace.
  • December 17th 2015 Member's Social Evening

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