Pictures of the Croydon Canal

The History of Sydenham from Cippenham to present day. Links to photos especially welcome!

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Post by will greenwood » 7 Feb 2008 10:12

some stuff on Penge Wharf.....

....from The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Monday, June 2, 1834;
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Post by will greenwood » 18 Feb 2008 18:33

I think this is one we've not seen.
painted by John Varley jnr

its for sale here;
http://www.intofineart.com/usa/oil-pain ... ture-26137
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(actually..it looks like that drawing of anerley on page 1 of this thread!)
http://www.intofineart.com/usa/oil-pain ... 20jnr.html

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Post by Falkor » 19 Feb 2008 11:17

Good find!

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Post by Falkor » 19 Feb 2008 11:19

I got one more upgrade from Ian to edit in sometime... still need to go LMA.

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Post by will greenwood » 27 Feb 2008 19:24

Hi,
I'm hoping to arrange access to Devonshire Rd Nature reserve this saturday, possibly even Garthorne rd, too.
Hopefully, parts of the course of the canal may be tracable here./
If Falkor, Terry or Steve wish to have a look at these possible remnants. let me know a contact on pm, cos i'll be without internet while i'm in the smoke.
otherwise, hopefully, i'll catch up at the Library on Thursday night.

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Post by Falkor » 27 Feb 2008 20:38

We need to try and go here sometime this summer:
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Post by will greenwood » 27 Feb 2008 21:50

I intend a visit there, as well.....it was always completely overgrown in the past....it'd be interesting to see.

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Post by will greenwood » 2 Mar 2008 19:02

...and i did visit ...but could not gain access...but heres a few images, anyway

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Post by Falkor » 25 Mar 2008 22:42

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Post by will greenwood » 15 Oct 2008 08:15

I'm just bumping this thread up for greg.

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Post by Greg Whitehead » 15 Oct 2008 10:31

will greenwood wrote:I'm just bumping this thread up for greg.
Thank you Will. I found it a fascinating read. I was always aware that there is the one remnant in Anerley (wrongly thought by Barbara to be the only remnant;

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/postco ... 6.html#top

As for Falkor finding another piece in Sunnybank, South Norwood! Well I never.

In regard to Dacres Wood I was in email contact with Nick Pond and he was more than amenable to the idea of a visit. This was a few years back though and he asked for some time whlist they were fixing it up after vandalism by the [il]literati otherwise known as 'the Silverdale massive, innit'. I could try to arrange a visit if you like as I've always been keen to see it first-hand?

Oh, and before I forget...

http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/history/croydon.htm

:wink:

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Post by will greenwood » 15 Oct 2008 11:01

I would also recommend a visit to the Garthorne rd reserve, (again under the care of Nick Pond).
a long stretch of the towpath is still very tangible here, and you do get the feeling of sitting next to the canal.

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Post by Greg Whitehead » 15 Oct 2008 12:20

Did you ever gain access to Dacres Wood reserve? Shall we try to reinvigorate the idea of a 'Canal'' walk'? Moving from Sunnybank to Betts Park to Dacres Wood to the Garthorne Road reserve.

I noticed you spoke of doing it from your thread but I couldn't see any evidence that it actually occurred.

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Post by Ronski » 15 Oct 2008 14:49

funny enough I had an email about the wood as I was asking about access, was thinking of taking some photographs.

Basically due to a lot of vandalism and fly tipping at the site they keep it locked. They sometimes run volunteer sessions there to carry out work.

I'll post here if I hear of any such sessions.

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Post by Greg Whitehead » 15 Oct 2008 15:19

That would be great Ronski. I eagerly await further news.

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Post by Ronski » 15 Oct 2008 15:25

I said I could only do weekends & they said that might not happen until next year. I found the contact here so email them if you want to help them

http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/LeisureAndCu ... acresWood/

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Post by Greg Whitehead » 15 Oct 2008 15:31

I have sent you a PM.

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Post by Ronski » 20 Oct 2008 13:15

found another thread on the topic of Dacres Road Nature reserve here...

http://www.se23.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=1205

Also had a map of the canal as it once was
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie ... 99ecc56aa4

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Post by Paul Brinklow » 16 Dec 2008 13:59

If you stand on platform tow and look over the disused trackbed, the retaining wall is composed of large dressed stone blocks that I have long thought are part of a canal lock. I'm not sure if anyone on here has ever noticed this and I do not a have a picture as yet but will post one by the weekend

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Post by will greenwood » 16 Dec 2008 16:35

Hi Paul,
yes, its been noticed.
its covered quite well here;
http://www.londoncanals.co.uk/croydon/nxgate.html

there was certainly a lock round that spot

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