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by LewisSale
1 Feb 2019 11:05
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Maps

Thank you for the reply. Very helpful.
by LewisSale
28 Jan 2019 12:31
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Maps

I have a print of the large scale Ordnance Survey map of the mid 1860s and notice that the individual field plots are numbered and would like to know if there is an index to these numbers and what information any index shows for each plot.

Lewis Sale
by LewisSale
4 Oct 2015 14:42
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Lost buildings of Lewisham
Replies: 21
Views: 19958

Re: Lost buildings of Lewisham

I have a little information on George Elkington the Architect of the Board of Works building which later became the first Lewisham Town Hall. He was born in Bermondsey on 14 June 1824 the son of Simeon, a Wool Stapler and Elizabeth his wife. He was baptized at St Mary Magdalene church in Bermondsey ...
by LewisSale
8 Apr 2012 16:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old Wells Park
Replies: 29
Views: 27912

Re: Old Wells Park

Somebody here asked why Kelvin Grove is so called. While I suppose no one can be absolutely certain, how about this. Sir Joseph Paxton had laid out the West End Park in the Kelvin Grove district of Glasgow in 1852 and it could be that he suggested the name for the road which was an entrance to the b...
by LewisSale
8 Jul 2011 17:16
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Acacia/Hazel Grove/Paxton Park
Replies: 5
Views: 7291

Re: Acacia/Hazel Grove/Paxton Park

I've looked at the two pictures that Steve Grindlay has posted as being of Paxton Park. One of the pictures would seem to be a picture of the left hand side of LAUREL GROVE, that is of Numbers 1 to 25. Numbers 7 - 11 were built about 1900 and are shown in the 1901 census (31 March) as being unoccupi...
by LewisSale
4 Jul 2011 10:21
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Street/Area names
Replies: 12
Views: 4252

Re: Street/Area names

Hanover Street was, at first, the turning out of Wells (Park) Road and ran only to the owner's land boundary and presumably was named after the ruling dynasty at the time of its creation (Queen Victoria-House of Hanover). This must have been sometime after 1843 as it is not shown on the Tithe map of...
by LewisSale
30 Apr 2011 12:23
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Hill Estate, Springfield Rise etc
Replies: 27
Views: 32634

Re: Sydenham Hill Estate, Springfield Rise etc

Somebody on this site asked for a picture of "Greyfriars" in Wells (Park) Road. I took a picture of this property from outside the entrance gates in about 1969. Any interest? I do not know how to upload copies of scanned photographs on to this site but will e-mail a copy if anyone is interested. I h...