Monthly local history talks are on the third Thursday of each month, except for July, August & September 2023. Bookings can be made in advance using Eventbrite
For further enquiries please contact Ruth Hibberd,
Thursday 17 November 2022, 7.30pm
Talk: Paint is far from boring and provides clues to a building’s history that few understand. Patrick Baty will explain why several people have referred to him as ’The Paint Detective’. The wide range and type of projects that he is faced with - from Tudor gardens to 1960s housing estates - will be outlined together with a brief explanation of the process of analysis
Thursday 20 October 2022, 7.30pm
Talk: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Archive contains over 10,0000 items relating to its history, from its founding in 1917 to the present day. This talk will showcase the archives and explore some of its gems; the Casualty Archive, personal correspondence, technical drawings and photographs of the cemeteries. Some local stories will be included, and you can discover how you can research your own family history through the records held by the CWGC.
Tuesday 9 August 2022, 11am
Sunday 28 August 2022, 11am
Walk: A walk which was led by Stephen Oxford exploring the lost High Level Station, Leslie Steiner, and the 'Missing' mansions of Farquhar Road.
Booking 9 August: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Sunday 31 July 2022, 11am
Walk: A walk led by Stephen Oxford exploring icecream funded hotels, 'baby farming', 'Battersea' Dr Hetley and an introduction to Westow Park.
22 July and 10 September 2022, 11am
Walk: 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 July 2022, 11am
29 July 2022, 11am
14 August 2022, 11am
20 August 2022, 11am
Walk: 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
Wednesday 17 August 2022, 11am
Walk: 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.
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.