Hopefully the first of many
Writer, raconteur, wit and dandy Maclaren Ross was born in South Norwood just before the outbreak of WW1. In his autobiography he writes:
Soon after my birth, which took place at midnight and during a thunderstorm, war broke out, and one of my earliest memories is of being snatched out of my cot and carried in my father’s arms on to the lawn of …our house…just in time to see a German Zeppelin cast its shadow on the rooftop from the vast moonlit menace of the sky
I am told I crowed with glee and stretched out my hands towards that long bright silver cigar, but this i cannot confirm; I recall the sight vividly as one which afforded me considerable pleasure…” .
Every self-respecting tourist city in Europe has an ‘OLD TOWN’. But where is South Norwood’s ‘OLD TOWN’? Can you help us out here……..suggestions, photos?
Can it be coincidence that LED ZEPPELIN manager PETER GRANT was born and lived in South Norwood………….
Experts from the Imperial War Museum authenticate the skin of the vanished Zeppelin 6172Y found during the clean up of the Sensible Seat site in South Norwood today
A triumphant keeper of the zeppelin collection at Cardington – the last airship hangars in the UK – salutes the amazing find. The site will become a future Destination Dirigible according to the South Norwood Tourist Board who will be cordoning off the site tonight to prevent looting.