Prepare for the invasion of monster hunters as SNTB unveil our new sighting.
Last Tuesday, SNTB had the honour of meeting with the wonderful people who created the ‘Secret Garden’ at Norwood Junction, and had a guided tour. We were introduced to many people involved, all who have worked hard to create a wonderful environment from a waste bit of land. Alan Oakley and David Kirby spoke with great enthusiasm about how the garden came into creation and the creative input from local school children.
If you haven’t had chance look out for any open days they have, as it really is worth a visit – you can even book into the ‘Creature Hotel’!
We are extremely honoured and pleased that they want to get involved with the South Norwood Sensible Project, and look forward to working with them.
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?