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Regenerate! Lakes Playground Action Group

| March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
Regenerate! Lakes Playground Action Group

The LPGA has a survey live on their website and would love if local residents and families could spend a few minutes to be heard. Click on the image below to be taken to their survey.

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ISA ISA Baby

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
ISA ISA Baby

Talk among many of the business owners and customers in the Triangle is that it’s saving time. Sure people are spending and things are generally on the up, but saving is on many people’s minds – probably because it’s that time of year again… the end of the tax year. Many people are aware of […]

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Come join the Business Bagel – Local B2B Networking Group

| March 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
Come join the Business Bagel – Local B2B Networking Group

The Crystal Palace & Norwood Chamber of Commerce represents businesses in and around Crystal Palace and the Norwoods. Crystal Palace is a thriving, vibrant and dynamic location for businesses to prosper. We sit in the centre of 5 of South London’s most exciting boroughs, Bromley, Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon & Lewisham and this has created somewhat […]

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Eyes of Grey by Ric Kemper

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Eyes of Grey by Ric Kemper

Ric Kemper – a local man – has written a song about the Crystal Palace which unfortunately burned down in 1936, Ric also mentions other local place names in his song such as Sydenham, Penge, Forest Hill and Peckham Rye.     The song follows the imaginary progress of a lady from Penge who travels up […]

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“You Lucky People”

| March 10, 2013 | 1 Comment
“You Lucky People”

“You lucky people” was Streatham born stand-up comedian Tommy Trinder’s catchphrase as he entertained us through the middle of the 20th Century. Trinder was referring of course, in a cheeky manner, to the audience’s fortune at being able to witness his considerable talent. Trinder’s catchphrase could be relevant today for fans of live comedy. There […]

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Labour names five London battleground seats for all-women shortlists

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Labour names five London battleground seats for all-women shortlists

Harriet Harman calls on women to put themselves forward for selection: ‘A balanced team works better’ Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, has today called on women to put themselves forward for Labour’s All Women Shortlists to select parliamentary candidates across London. Following consultation with local Labour constituency parties, the National Executive of […]

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Boris Johnson on Tramlink Extension Possibilities

| February 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
Boris Johnson on Tramlink Extension Possibilities

Recent questions to the mayor regarding the Tramlink extension and his replies. Tramlink extensions Question No: 447 / 2013 Valerie Shawcross I have been contacted by a number of people across Croydon, Bromley and Sutton who are deeply disappointed that the new TfL business plan does not include provision for any of the previously proposed […]

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National Libraries Day 2013 at West Norwood Library

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
National Libraries Day 2013 at West Norwood Library

National Libraries Day is this Saturday 9 February. In celebration, we have a whole range of events for all the family throughout the day. One of the highlights is a blogging workshop & Experience at West Norwood Temporary Library, hosted by 9libraries100books at 2pm. 9libraries100books is an interactive project that is not only a blog, […]

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Sir Joseph Paxton: A Brief Biography

| February 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Sir Joseph Paxton: A Brief Biography

Sir Joseph Paxton (3 August 1803 – 8 June 1865) was an English gardener, architect and Member of Parliament, best known for designing The Crystal Palace. Paxton was born in 1803, the seventh son of a farming family, at Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire. Some references, incorrectly, list his birth year as 1801. This is, as he admitted in later life, a result of […]

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The Masterplan and Housing in the Park

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Masterplan and Housing in the Park

This article was written by Keith Adams who is a member of Crystal Palace Park Community Stakeholder Group.  Any views expressed are his own and not necessarily those of the Group. In 2007 the (now defunct) LDA made a determined attempt to regenerate Crystal Palace Park.  Landscape architects Latz and Partners were commissioned to produce […]

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