Our founder members would be gratified to see Norwood today with its many interesting buildings retained. A sub-committee reviews planning applications in SE19, SE25 and SE27. Where it finds that plans for alterations and new buildings do not improve or enhance a location, comments are sent to the relevant Planning Authorities. The Norwood Society maintains an interest in major developments in the Norwood area, and where possible provides active support to residents’ groups and other amenity societies in objecting to them where they adversely affect the character of the area, or are otherwise unsuitable.
The Society organises guided walks in the Summer months. It also organises a programme of illustrated talks for 9 months of the year. These are interesting and sociable events with time for refreshments. Our members are informed of these meetings through the Norwood Review and by email, through the website and social media.
Since its foundation the Society has published its quarterly Norwood Review where you will find updates on planning applications, book reviews and numerous articles on local people and events in times past.
This website brings in many enquiries from researchers and individuals. Many articles, written over many years, have been reproduced here. On this website you will also find details of the publications that we stock and which may be ordered.
Annual Membership is £10. We accept online payments by PayPal, including debit and credit cards. Donations are very welcome… paypal.me/TheNorwoodSociety
The Norwood Society is a registered charity so we can boost the value of your membership and donation if you are a UK tax payer and you make a Gift Aid declaration.
Please choose one of the following options:
1. Membership with Gift Aid Declaration
Please treat all gifts of money that I have made in the past four years and all future gifts of money that I make from the date of this declaration as Gift Aid donations. My address details will be included as part of the online payment notification. I will notify you if my address changes, or if I wish to cancel, or if there is a change in my tax eligibility. I have paid Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the amount of tax that The Norwood Society will reclaim on my gifts.
2. Membership only
I do not wish to make a Gift Aid declaration at the present time but understand that I can make one at a later date if I choose to do so. Choose this option if you do not pay UK tax or if you are donating on behalf of someone else.
3. Membership by Standing Order
Please download our form for Membership Application (PDF) and send the top half to us with a cheque and the bottom half to your bank.
Our quarterly journal, The Norwood Review, is free to members. Published four times a year, the magazine includes articles on local history, details our monthly talks and summer walks and planning reports. We welcome articles from members.
The Society organises monthly Local History meetings (with the exception of July and August) in the Upper Norwood Library. The full programme may be found on the “events” page. Refreshments are served. A reasonable voluntary donation is much appreciated. During the summer months there is a programme of guided local walks.
Monitoring planning applications is an important aspect of our work. Advice and support are available to members if they are involved in an application themselves or affected directly by a neighbouring development. Member's views on big issues, which affect the area as a whole, are welcomed.
The Norwood Society is a registered charity (285547) and is the amenity society serving the community of Norwood in South London. For enquiries by post please contact the secretary.
- Stuart Hibberd
- Jerry Green
- Stuart Hibberd
Secretary & Review Editor
- Stephen Oxford
- 9 Grangecliffe Gardens, London SE25 6SY
Membership Secretary, Local History, Walks and Talks
- Ruth Hibberd
- 5 Rockmount Road, Upper Norwood SE19 3SZ
- Marion Girdler (Planning)
- Philip Goddard (Planning)
Webmaster (for technical queries)
- James Slattery-Kavanagh
- 3 Cricketfield, Newick, East Sussex BN8 4LL
- Tel: 01825 723943
Donations are very welcome… just go to paypal.me/TheNorwoodSociety
Crystal Palace Triangle Blue Plaques Shops Trail: The Plaques Project is part of the Norwood Society’s aim to encourage local people to engage with the history of Norwood, and particularly the Triangle in Upper Norwood. Plaques are displayed in shop windows in ‘The Triangle’ (Westow Hill, Westow Street and Church Road SE19) showing a significant past trade, trader or some history of the building. This project was launched to coincide with the Crystal Palace Overground Festival in June 2017.
Below are links to images of the 123 businesses detailing what is shown on each plaque as displayed at the end of June 2017: