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by Falkor
7 Apr 2015 23:39
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Forest Hill club, Perry Rise
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Forest Hill club, Perry Rise

There was also an entrance in Queenswood Road - possibly a 3rd entrance in the northwest, too. Some guys over in the Facebook page are wondering if there's any pics of this around - particularly the swimming pool? I couldn't find any aerial photos as they don't seem to cover this area... is anyone e...
by Falkor
5 Apr 2015 21:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Kelvin Grove
Replies: 29
Views: 46501

Re: Kelvin Grove

Nice pic, Michael - thanks for sharing!
by Falkor
27 Dec 2014 20:59
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Where was the nearest Tannery?
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

Where was the nearest Tannery?

Did Lewisham or any surrounding parishes have one in historical times? How common were they? When did most die out - 18th, 19th or 20th centuries?
by Falkor
2 May 2014 20:32
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Common in 1841
Replies: 6
Views: 2913

Re: Sydenham Common in 1841

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegrindlay/6398894183 https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegrindlay/1379085383 The Fox and Hounds, another pub, but no picture survives of the original "ornate" building. https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegrindlay/6422918521 https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegrindlay...
by Falkor
2 May 2014 19:47
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Common in 1841
Replies: 6
Views: 2913

Re: Sydenham Common in 1841

One more pub from those times can be seen in the distance. https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegrindlay/7386035628 Here's some other weather-boarded cottages from that road that survived till several decades ago: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegrindlay/6398831375 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ste...
by Falkor
2 May 2014 19:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Common in 1841
Replies: 6
Views: 2913

Re: Sydenham Common in 1841

It was quite built up by the 1840s since the enclosure, so could be anywhere: Honor Oak Road (stone built houses), otherwise elsewhere would be weather-boarded: most likely Kirkdale AKA Old Sydenham High Street AKA Sydenham Common (the name of the open space had evidently passed to the road). Had th...
by Falkor
23 Mar 2014 13:36
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Survival rate of local businesses after the War?
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

Survival rate of local businesses after the War?

How much % of local businesses/shops were affected by the War? Were they often able to re-open and resume business at the same rebuilt/intact location? Or was there a whole new wave of businesses that replaced former ones? In other words, how does the last pre-war directory of Sydenham compare to th...
by Falkor
15 Mar 2014 22:46
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Willow Close
Replies: 9
Views: 14931

Re: Willow Close

Presumably you already checked out this topic? There's a few extra pics, including of the dairy. http://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4327 I can't add anything else. Not sure what the Sydenham Neighbourhood depot? (not visited the area lately) I thought that photo was looking towards Sydenha...
by Falkor
25 Jan 2014 16:37
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace in Postcards . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 17892

Re: Crystal Palace in Postcards . . .

Could be this, but not really sure TBH:
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by Falkor
12 Jan 2014 23:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: MOSS GRANGE SYDENHAM HILL
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Re: MOSS GRANGE SYDENHAM HILL

A very warm welcome, John! :) Would be most grateful to see any photos/scans of that house since our coverage of Sydenham Hill currently stands at 58% and doesn't include any views of Moss Grange:
http://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4333

So am definitely interested!! :shock:
by Falkor
25 Oct 2013 23:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Mr Smith's Club
Replies: 5
Views: 5651

Re: Mr Smith's Club

Best pic I can find from my collection of Rushey Green pics:
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by Falkor
15 Oct 2013 20:54
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: 1893 OS overlay on Google Airview
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Re: 1893 OS overlay on Google Airview

Very good find!!! 8) I'll show you some of my overlay projects I've done over the years (plenty more on Sydenham throughout this site): http://www.rarekungfumovies.com/sydenham/RomanThames2.jpg Roman Thames http://www.rarekungfumovies.com/sydenham/RomanRoadOverPool.jpg Roman Road over Pool River htt...
by Falkor
7 Oct 2013 21:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Photo request!
Replies: 6
Views: 7402

Re: Photo request!

Unfortunately, I have no idea what happened to Mr. Morgan. He was a very nice guy and I sometimes wonder what became of him myself... Christianity, among other things, seemed to bring out the good in him and a lot of other staff working at that Church of England school. However, once you get into th...
by Falkor
20 Jul 2013 22:18
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Framework for Local History - Daily Life in London and SE
Replies: 0
Views: 1389

Framework for Local History - Daily Life in London and SE

The coming of the railways seems to be the single major turning point in the history of English towns and villages, so I have divided a timeline of important events between the "Old World" and the "New World" based around the Early Victorian period. If you have any additions/corrections to this time...
by Falkor
19 Jul 2013 09:52
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: RARE photo of Sydenham High Street!
Replies: 4
Views: 5990

Re: RARE photo of Sydenham High Street!

Is Sydenham's oldest building in the top photo listed? I couldn't find it on English Heritage's Images of England.
by Falkor
3 Feb 2013 11:07
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Origin Of Sydenham Hill
Replies: 1
Views: 3234

Re: The Origin Of Sydenham Hill

I've been thinking about Sydenham Hill/Dulwich Woods lately, which were part of the Great North Wood, and studying several maps. Other than public footpaths it seems there was no easy way for traffic to pass through the woods other than to go around them via the Green Man, Lordship Lane (in the nort...
by Falkor
3 Feb 2013 10:01
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Hill In Old Photos
Replies: 22
Views: 25450

Re: Sydenham Hill In Old Photos

Hi mate, many thanks indeed for the offer; would be most interested to see how 15 Fernwood looked before post-war development. Have sent you a PM.
by Falkor
9 Sep 2012 18:59
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Roman remains in Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 11068

Re:

Here's my first ever attempt at translating a Roman inscription! 1. http://oracle-vm.ku-eichstaett.de:8888/epigr/epigraphikkl_en Search for Place: Sydenham There was found 1 inscription. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Publication: CIL 16, 00051 = CIL...
by Falkor
7 Jan 2012 08:48
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Falkor's virtual tour of the Egyptian Court (Crystal Palace)
Replies: 26
Views: 26503

Re: Falkor's virtual tour of the Egyptian Court (Crystal Pal

FYI: The Egyptian Court @ Crystal Palace is featured in an article of this month's Ancient Egypt magazine