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by will greenwood
13 Jul 2009 08:26
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Pictures of the Croydon Canal
Replies: 86
Views: 84728

Hi David. This is fascinating news. Obviously Im sure we'd all like to see a copy of this. If you upload your image to a site like flickr or similar, and then paste the link into your message, using the 'img' tab at the top of the window, it will be posted. It is a wonderful coincidence that you wou...
by will greenwood
6 Jul 2009 09:00
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Windmill that used to stand in Mill Gardens
Replies: 28
Views: 28515

Hi. In my limited knowledge I cant see this as a whetstone. Steve may well be right about it being an edge runner though. heres an interesting site. http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.engr.psu.edu/MTAH/photos/millstones/avoncroft_4.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.engr.psu.edu/MTAH/photos/p...
by will greenwood
26 May 2009 07:33
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Brenchley Gardens Railway Bridge...and area
Replies: 13
Views: 6849

I think this will prove interesting as well, for this subject and others;
http://www.archive.org/stream/storyofon ... h_djvu.txt
by will greenwood
26 May 2009 07:20
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Brenchley Gardens Railway Bridge...and area
Replies: 13
Views: 6849

...I think you'e probably right. Certainly, One tree hill would have been an important viewpoint and likely strategic position, (as told in the legend that Boudicca and her band camped there before sacking London c.60 AD) it would be interesting to see if there is any sign of that route at all in th...
by will greenwood
24 May 2009 08:57
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Brenchley Gardens Railway Bridge...and area
Replies: 13
Views: 6849

Hi Perryman, Im afraid I cant find the original of that map, so I cant remember the significance ofthe enclosed area, although I suspect it was simply to mark the county boundaries. looking at these older maps, it would seem that field boundaries marked this 'route', so its not impossible that it wo...
by will greenwood
11 May 2009 23:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: lost railway bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 5365

yes!
excellent stuff!
by will greenwood
11 May 2009 19:08
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: lost railway bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 5365

lost railway bridge

where is this, any ideas? it says its part of a bridge over the south circular in forest hill, and part of the crystal palace high level line, so it could be near devonshire rd, by the old Lordhip lane station, but ive certainly never seen this view before. http://lh5.ggpht.com/_qE5rywVvABY/SInpHJfX...
by will greenwood
11 May 2009 18:39
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Help needed.
Replies: 1
Views: 1680

Hi
I thought this might be a good place to post this overlay of the canal at sydenham bridge.
Image
by will greenwood
10 Mar 2009 18:37
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: County boundaries
Replies: 8
Views: 4720

Theres some footage of the track in 1930 on this movietone film; http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm?ActionFlag=back2ResultsView&start=2&pageStart=1&totalRecords=88&V_DateType=1&V_DECADE=1929&V_FromYear=1928&V_QualifySubject=&V_storyNumber=&V_TermsToOmit=&V_ToYear=1980&V_searchType=1&V_MainSubject...
by will greenwood
24 Feb 2009 00:11
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: miscellaneous images
Replies: 3
Views: 2437

it came from this series;
http://ourpasthistory.com/Gallery/album328
not sure if its available as a card
but its alovely view
by will greenwood
23 Feb 2009 21:52
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: where's this?
Replies: 15
Views: 16220

yes Rebelmc, i think youre right
a few people have said that..it has changed so much.
I used to go there in the 70's when it was a truly grimy 'fairground'
thanks
by will greenwood
23 Feb 2009 17:24
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: where's this?
Replies: 15
Views: 16220

where's this?

This is described as 'May 7th 1954, Catford'
any ideas where?
Image
by will greenwood
23 Feb 2009 17:05
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: miscellaneous images
Replies: 3
Views: 2437

miscellaneous images

Here are a few pictures I recently unearthed on the web. (apologies if they are repeated elsewhere on this forum) http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3640/3304250570_1f7fd8dd2a_o.jpg South view of the Palace being built, c.1853, from Crystal Palace parade http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3427/3303422139_d1...
by will greenwood
9 Feb 2009 19:27
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: A Walk through the Nave of the Crystal Palace 1854
Replies: 129
Views: 459935

I recently had a go at converting the 3D images on this thread into anaglyphs, so the 3D can be seen with traditional red/green 3D glasses. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1375/3266653311_43654532fe_o.jpg there are several others here; http://www.flickr.com/photos/35134674@N06/sets/72157613558024710/...
by will greenwood
9 Feb 2009 11:24
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: king george in sydenham 1911...movie
Replies: 4
Views: 2587

while were on interesting movies.. I'd never seen film of the inside of the palace before... http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm?ActionFlag=back2ResultsView&start=3&pageStart=1&totalRecords=88&V_DateType=1&V_DECADE=1929&V_FromYear=1928&V_QualifySubject=&V_storyNumber=&V_TermsToOmit=&V_ToYear=1980&...
by will greenwood
8 Feb 2009 22:10
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: king george in sydenham 1911...movie
Replies: 4
Views: 2587

king george in sydenham 1911...movie

There are some very interesting films available on the Movietone web page, but this, from 1911, showing King George and Queen Mary in Sydenham is quite intriguing. can anyone place the location? http://www.movietone.com/N_search.cfm?ActionFlag=back2ResultsView&start=1&pageStart=1&totalRecords=3&V_Da...
by will greenwood
8 Feb 2009 21:43
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Rockbourne Rd area
Replies: 5
Views: 4058

I think thats it, Steve. Forest Hill school used an old wooden building, with a hall and 4 small 'classrooms', which i imagine were offices and changing rooms originally, we had drama and art classes in the 'convent' as we called it..it would have been situated behind the main building, where Acorn ...
by will greenwood
8 Feb 2009 15:44
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Rockbourne Rd area
Replies: 5
Views: 4058

many thanks, Steve, thats brilliant. Is the methodidt church in the same place as the modern one, opposite the railway telegraph? im particularly interested in the prefabs opposite the top of rockbourne rd, built on the bomb site that had been elizas place, but we've talked before about that, i know...
by will greenwood
7 Feb 2009 15:14
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Rockbourne Rd area
Replies: 5
Views: 4058

Ok...
lets widen the area.
anything near Waldram park rd, (telephone exchange, bus station etc) Mayow rd....particularly any history of the convent at all, the school grounds, and the perry rise end.
any images or memories before the schools and estates would be very welcome.