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by MartinH
21 Apr 2008 19:44
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace Pneumatic Railway
Replies: 75
Views: 91415

I am still amazed that no photographs have survived of what was a ground breaking invention.There also appear to be no first hand accounts of the ride. You would have thought that some one would have written about the experience in typical Victorian fashion, especially the noise of the partial vacuu...
by MartinH
21 Apr 2008 06:42
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Model Railway, Church Road
Replies: 3
Views: 3773

Yes I remember the shop well. My father took a locomotive made by tri-ang to the shop to be repaired. When he collected it the bloke gave him a Hornby engine which used a three rail system instead of two and swore blind it was the one my dad gave him. The bloke was a tall slim man with a pencil mous...
by MartinH
20 Apr 2008 12:28
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace Pneumatic Railway
Replies: 75
Views: 91415

A piece of string 176 yards long would be interesting. I'd be up for it but would need an accomplice. Anyone out there?
by MartinH
17 Apr 2008 20:03
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Quoting private messages in the forum
Replies: 30
Views: 27244

Would somebody please explain what the hell was all that about!!Who did what to who about what and when? Why has Falkor gone off in a huff? Was it because he did not get the recognition he felt he deserved? Personally I shall miss his posts and his enthusiasm for local history.He appeared to be disa...
by MartinH
12 Apr 2008 21:36
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: witches chimney
Replies: 0
Views: 2323

witches chimney

Does anyone have any recollections of the witches chimney. I have heard it mentioned a few times during my years of interest with the CP. People have said that it was situated just north of where the artificial geo-strata folly is behind the waterfall/bridge. I do not know of it's purpose or if ther...
by MartinH
12 Apr 2008 16:11
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Req info: view of Anerley Hill and Crystal Palace
Replies: 24
Views: 24850

Oh I see- just for the privileged few ( I do understand). Can it be viewed at the museum?
by MartinH
11 Apr 2008 21:07
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Req info: view of Anerley Hill and Crystal Palace
Replies: 24
Views: 24850

Well come on then -let's see it!!
by MartinH
7 Apr 2008 19:26
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Rockhills image
Replies: 12
Views: 6813

How in hells name do these magnificent buildings disappear?- I'm sure it survived the war. The framework behind looks like the lattice work structure that supported the massive water tanks which were demolished only recently.
by MartinH
6 Apr 2008 17:05
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Croydon Canal route - Forest Hill - a walk along the towpath
Replies: 22
Views: 21487

I tried to open the link but to no avail! Anyone else had any luck?
by MartinH
1 Apr 2008 21:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bob Monkhouse - Syd man or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 12010

Yes Bob did live in Bromley road but the Bromley road between Beckenham and Shortlands.
by MartinH
24 Mar 2008 12:51
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Lost buildings of Lewisham
Replies: 21
Views: 20586

But of course.
by MartinH
24 Mar 2008 12:08
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Lost buildings of Lewisham
Replies: 21
Views: 20586

I'm not sure which came first, the church or the town hall, but the architects, in those days, showed great awareness. Just look at the symmetry and how they compliment each other. After demolishing the church the council replaced it with it an almighty coffin!
by MartinH
22 Mar 2008 14:40
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Them houses on Crystal Palace Park Road
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

which ones?, plenty to choose from.
by MartinH
20 Mar 2008 09:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Making sense of Penge Common
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Falkor, just managad to work out how to upload photos at last. Surely the district council knew what they were doing in 1875.


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by MartinH
19 Mar 2008 07:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Making sense of Penge Common
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Very interesting Falkor. I wish I could upload my photos because I have conclusive proof that Penge was still a hamlet in 1875.
by MartinH
18 Mar 2008 21:14
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Making sense of Penge Common
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

And when was St. John's built?
by MartinH
18 Mar 2008 07:56
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Making sense of Penge Common
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Falkor do you know when Penge ceased to become a parish and became a hamlet?, or vice versa.
by MartinH
13 Mar 2008 07:55
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Early Penge Buildings (Part 2)
Replies: 48
Views: 50326

Falkor, here's one for you; how many streets are there in Penge and can you name them?
by MartinH
11 Mar 2008 10:51
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: pubs now gone
Replies: 6
Views: 3158

271 Stanstead road The Prince Of Wales

271 Stanstead road looks very interesting. A detatched building which has undergone changes to the front elevation, probably in the late 20,s. Sits quite high and back from the road.I think this could have some hidden treasures and intrigue. I wonder if the present occupants are aware of it's histor...
by MartinH
10 Mar 2008 22:23
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: pubs now gone
Replies: 6
Views: 3158

Thanks for that Falkor--I shall have a look on my way to work in the morning.