Category Archives: /Croydon

Atmospheric Railway (New Cross to Croydon)

Above: Viaduct showing the Atmospheric Railway train, crossing the Dover and Brighton lines, between Norwood and Croydon, 1845. Notice the large tube (shown striped with round bands) between the wheels of the train. The London and Croydon Railway (L&CR) opened … Continue reading

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Beulah Spa

Above: Stone plaque set in the grass, marking the exact site of the well. In past centuries – particularly the 18th and early 19th – a popular pastime was to visit the parks in London as well as other open … Continue reading

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Great North Wood on Rocque’s Small Scale Map

Above: The Great North Wood shown on Rocque’s small scale map (Click image to enlarge to 1550×1250). There is never any substitute for seeing direct evidence for something. Theories of how something might have looked cannot compete with actual evidence. In … Continue reading

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Great North Wood Extent

Above: Outline map showing the extent of the Great North Wood in medieval times (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you draw a vertical line passing through London Bridge on a map of Inner London, it would pass very close … Continue reading

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Norwood Triangle Plaques

Above: The shop in Westow Hill that was once one of the Cullen’s shops. In the summer of 2017 members of the Norwood Society completed a most unusual project. They had seen ‘Blue Plaques’ on shops in the Bloomsbury area, … Continue reading

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Doyle, Arthur Conan

Above: The house in Tenison Road, now in use as flats. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most remembered today for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. In … Continue reading

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Great North Wood (Background Page)

Above: View on a sunny day in the dense woodland – now known as Sydenham Hill Wood – that still remains from a small part of the original Great North Wood. The subject of the Great North Wood relates to … Continue reading

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