Monthly local history talks are on the third Thursday of each month, except for July, August & September 2022. Bookings can be made in advance using Eventbrite
For further enquiries please contact Ruth Hibberd,
9 and August 2022, 11am
A walk which was led by Stephen Oxford exploring the lost High Level Station, Leslie Steiner, and the 'Missing' mansions of Farquhar Road.
Sunday 31 July 2022, 11am
A walk led by Stephen Oxford exploring icecream funded hotels, 'baby farming', 'Battersea' Dr Hetley and an introduction to Westow Park.
"Very interesting historical local walk superbly delivered by Stephen Oxford courtesy of #TheNorwoodSociety & @invispalace - "Vicar's Oak to Westow Park” Looking forward to the next one!”
22 July and 10 September 2022, 11am
A walk led by Selina Rice explaining that there is rather more to west Norwood than its cemetery! 11am at the West Norwood Library & Picturehouse. Walks are restricted to 12 participants. Booking via Eventbrite is essential.
Booking 22 July: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Booking 10 September: www.eventbrite.co.uk
17 and 29 July, and 20 August 2022, 11am
A walk led by Ruth Hibberd exploring the history of buildings and former residents of Harold Road, Upper Norwood. 11am at Chevening Road Hub, Upper Norwood. Walks are restricted to 12 participants. Booking essential via Eventbrite.
Booking 14 August: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Booking 20 August: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Wed 17 August 2022, 11am
A walk led by Stephen Oxford. . Exploring the history of buildings and former residents in the area close to All Saints Church. 11am at All Saints church. Walks are restricted to 12 participants and booking is essential via Eventbright. Free booking and please donate on the walk.
Booking17 August: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Thursday 16 June 2022, 7.30pm
Talk. The Wood That Built London is our next talk by the author of the book C.J. Schüler. It is hard to imagine that the busy townscape of South London was once a great wood, stretching from Croydon to Deptford. Refreshments provided. Donations much appreciated. Upper Norwood Library.
Thursday 21 April 2022, 7.30pm
Talk by Ruth Hibberd and John Prideaux. Research methods used by Norwood Society volunteers to explore the history of houses and streets in Norwood including Harefield House. Refreshments provided. Donations much appreciated. Upper Norwood Library.
Thursday 17 March 2022, 7.30pm
Talk by Colin Fenn. West Norwood was the home of a unique Jewish Orphanage for more than a century. The talk explains the building inhabited and its legacy. Refreshments provided. Donations much appreciated. Upper Norwood Library.