January, named after Janus; typically depicted with two faces, one looking to the future and one looking to the past. At SNTB, we are no different and want to create a living history of our wonderful area to share with the world BUT we need help, we need stories, anecdotes, details of what you have experienced in South Norwood and where.
It will be fun creating a map of South Norwood that has personal stories stories attached. Did you used to dink in the Goathouse and can confirm if an actually goat was kept in the pub; did you experience the bombs dropping on South Norwood; work at the sewage works, brickworks or one of the many pubs that used to exist in South Norwood.
We want to create an historical, visual image of the area but not necessarily based around our historical buildings, but stories of everyday life; where were you when Crystal Palace burnt down, did you feel the heat. Did you have your first kiss by the Bunny Hole or proposed to your partner in a particular pub. What shops existed, and were they particularly aimed at a certain social class.
What entertainment existed in South Norwood, who had that flash car in the street that everyone admired and talked about. We want the stories that wouldn’t normally get into your archetypal history book.
REMEMBER SNTB NEEDS YOU.