CHARLOTTE BRONTE’S BIOGRAPHER…..CRYSTAL PALACE PARK EXHIBITION……FOOD MARKET CELEBRATES THIRD BIRTHDAY – AND THEY’RE ON THE TELLY!!!
Norwood Society local history’s next talk, on Thursday 19th May at 7.30 at the Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ, celebrates the bi-centenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth.
Winifred Gerin: a writer’s life from Norwood to Howarth, presented by the author Helen McEwan, and concerns Gerin who was an important biographer of the Bronte family.
Gerin spent her childhood on South Norwood Hill and Helen has recently published a biography of Winifred and her interesting family.
“This talk is of interest to not only those with an affection for the Brontes but also those concerned with local history and the people of the past who made Norwood” said a spokesperson.
Their research group is still meeting at the Upper Norwood Library on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10am. “We were pleased to be assured by the archivists of Lambeth and Croydon that they intend that the Library’s local history collection is maintained for local people to continue to use. “Also an assurance that Lambeth Archives at the Minet is still very much ‘open for business’.”
CRYSTAL PALACE PARK EXHIBITION
AN EXHIBITION outlining a sustainable regeneration plan for Crystal Palace park takes place today (Friday 13th May) and tomorrow (Saturday 14th May) to the left of Crystal Palace station.
A suggestion board outside the tent features many demands for new and improved toilets – including baby change; better security; and improved signage.
Others include: the concert bowl stage to become a base for outdoor events in the park; the return of the park and ride train; a paddling pool and “a slide down the middle.”
Fluid Consulting who are running the exhibition, have issued the following:
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Crystal Palace Park Regeneration Plan aims to deliver local aspirations for a restored and vibrant metropolitan park, which is an asset to its surrounding communities and visitors from across the UK. The park will be supported by a sustainable business model and cared for through a community led not for profit governance model.
Although Crystal Palace Park benefits from an extensively consulted on and approved Masterplan developed in 2007, the £70million costs associated with the full delivery of this plan have not been available to the park.
Building on the scheme of improvements already underway in the park, the Crystal Palace Park Regeneration Plan now aims to bring to fruition further aspects of the 2007 Masterplan so as to restore the park landscape, reduce ongoing maintenance costs, realise capital receipts, and create revenue generating activity which will support the sustainable business model.
The 2007 vision was to rejuvenate Crystal Palace Park as a metropolitan park, heritage asset, cultural, leisure, educational and recreational resource to meet the needs of the local people, sports people whether elite or amateur, and the public at large. The Masterplan is now being used to guide a step-by-step programme of regeneration. It is likely that the regeneration plan will include:
Reconsideration and recommendations relating to the utilisation of the top site of the park to generate sustainable revenue in the context of the 2007 Masterplan
The sale of land identified in the 2007 Masterplan for housing to release a capital receipt for reinvestment in the park
Infrastructure improvements which have the effect of reducing maintenance liabilities or introducing income generation
Capital and landscape improvements and restoration based on the aspirations identified in the 2007 Masterplan
The regeneration plan will also consider the relationship of the National Sports Centre with the wider park.
Bromley Council and the Mayor of London agreed in 2014 to invest £2.4million in park improvements. These improvements include: the building of a new cafe and skatepark, landscaping and the removal of some disused structures, and the conservation of the Grade I listed dinosaurs, and conservation of the Grade II listed sphinxes and south terrace steps, which has been made possible through an additional grant from Historic England. Some of these works are complete, others are underway, and the new cafe build will start next year.
The consultation for the Crystal Palace Park Regeneration Plan will be undertaken throughout the summer, and reach out to a wide range of stakeholders including the local community, businesses, sporting groups both professional and
amateur, heritage groups, and park users of all kinds. The process aims to gather a thorough understanding of the area and the aspirations, desires and concerns.
NEWS & EVENTS
The following event will be an opportunity to voice your ideas and priorities for the park and will also be a chance to meet other groups and people interested in the park’s future. This discussion is being facilitated by Fluid on behalf of the London Borough of Bromley. Fluid will be working to ensure a positive and engaging dialogue. At this event there will also be an opportunity to find out more about the Community Grant Fund, and the recruitment process to the new Shadow Board.
Event TypeLocationDate and Time
Public ExhibitionCrystal Palace Train Station
Crystal Palace Station Road
London, SE19 2AZFriday 13th May 2016
Public ExhibitionCrystal Palace Train Station
Crystal Palace Station Road
London, SE19 2AZSaturday 14th May 2016
If you have any questions please contact us on:
T | 020 7729 1705
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATION & DOCUMENTS
Comprehensive reports will be issued compiling the findings gathered through the process at each key stage culminating in the detailed Statement of Community Involvement. As the consultation progresses materials and reports will be available to download.
FOOD MARKET CELEBRATES THIRD BIRTHDAY – AND THEY’RE ON THE TELLY!!!
11 May 2013 is a date etched into our memories. This was the date of our very first market – it seems like a lifetime ago, but somehow just like last week. Please join us on Saturday as we celebrate our third birthday!
Hemsley & Hemsley: The market on Channel 4
We’re on telly – Channel 4’s Hemsley & Hemsley came to the market recently. Here’s episode 1 (we start at 7 mins 14 seconds). They filmed for quite a while when they were here, so we may be in multiple episodes.
Speaking of birthdays, it’s our Crystal Palace Transition Town’s 5th AGM coming up on 25 May. This is not your average boring AGM – this is our Annual General Celebration & Festival of Ideas. All welcome.
Guest stalls this week
Birthday – buskers & dj Thanks to Steve Broe & Buskers Paradise. Plus our resident juggler Matiss Duhon with his daring carrot & knife tricks.
Guest lunch – Nosh Burgers – spicy beef burger; the veggie option – portobello mushroom topped with breaded courgette, caramelised red onion & blue cheese in brioche; fish finger sandwiches; and new breakfast burrito.
Cheese & charcuterie – Flavours of Spain Theresa says “Buenos Dias! This week we’ll have – Castro Castillo (new) a mixed milk cheese of raw sheep, goat and cows milk – this cheese has been matured in caves and has a lovely natural crust. Idiazabal – Basque region, raw sheep milk cheese that’s been naturally smoked over an open fire. Our Manchego Gran Reserva, Supreme Cheese Champion at the 2012 World Cheese Awards (raw ewes milk) and Mahon a raw cows milk cheese from Menorca, barrel aged in wine barrels. We’ll have our membrillo or quince with Seville oranges to go with the cheeses too. Muchas Gracias!”
Elia Olive Oil: From a family farm in Greece
Olive oil & more – Elia Olive Oil Olive oil from a family farm in Greece. Ask George about the oil and where it’s from.
Preserves – Bickerton’s Andrew says “Happy birthday to the market! Well the raspberry fruit vinegar is back and selling fast. It’s so good with vegetable or fruit salads for a start so versitile. Also back is the Habanero Chilli Oil. Try using it to make hot salad dressings or bruschetta. Plus all the usual great Bickerton chilli jams and sauces.”
Local honey – from beekeeper Glenys. Find her on the Patchwork Farm stall.
Gluten free – Owl Kitchen Mel’s cooking up “Sweet – Carrot cake, chocolate brownies, peanut butter squares, blackcurrant bakewells, raspberry frangipane tarts, coffee & walnut cake, chocolate fudge cake, vegan banana and courgette cake, sugar & dairy free beetroot torte, lemon drizzle sandwich. Savoury – sausage rolls, mini quiche.”
Brett & Bailey: Top banana cake
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “So much for the great British weather, but at least you’ll find the taste of summer on our stall this weekend. Heading up this weekend’s cake parade is our brand new Top Banana Cake, featuring rich chocolate sponge, plenty of handmade salted dulce de leche, and banana milkshake buttercream. Plus there’ll be berries in abundance, as the baked berry cheesecake is back, alongside raspberry bakewells, blueberry streusel, and our limoncello-drizzled white chocolate and strawberry gateau.
Plus! All our usual favourites including London’s best chocolate Guinness cake (according to About Time Magazine), our signature double carrot cake, Fairtrade dark chocolate brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks, peanut butter bars, plenty of buttery oatmeal and raisin cookies, all the sticky buns, jars of marmalade, and bomboloni filled with our special recipe salted vanilla caramel. Can’t make it along? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open. ‘
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro’s wine of the week is “Sauvignon de Touraine Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme. ORGANIC This Sauvignon is frigging delicious! It has pretty aromas of apple, melon, citrus fruits and hay with a slight touch of honey. The palate is round, with lovely white fruits and a touch of caramel in the finish. Really delicious and a good accompaniment for everything from fish to chicken.”
Clarkshaws: Local beer
Beer – Clarkshaw Brewery Brewed by Ian & Lucy under the arches at Loughborough Junction.
Market Table (Saturday evening) – Pop up restaurant using market produce Rachel de Thample says “The 5-course menu will feature a glass of something special from The Wine Scouts, smoked beetroot soup with Bickerton’s maple spiced pecans, griddled leek & Spanish cheese tart, salad vases, rose roast rhubarb & local honey ice cream, CP-grown tea and a little treat from Brett & Bailey, Chaz & Momo breads, raw butter & more… + insight from London farmer Joel Brook from Calabaza. Limited places left for this evening. To book & for more info, click here.”
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies from Andrea.
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans – Jason says “We’ve got asparagus, fresh garlic and lettuce, as well as aubergine and chili pepper plants feature this week. New potatoes and possibly some summer fruit next week. We’ve been really busy on the farm with planting and weeding. I will put some pictures in next week.
Also on the stall – cauliflowers, mixed salad, carrots, apples, red & white cabbage, herbs, golden & globe beetroot, leeks, onions, purple sprouting & regular broccoli, bananas, kiwis and other exotic fruits, eggs and much more.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project). Find seedlings for your growing projects. Get your copy of 21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured.
Fish – Veasey’s Check out their website here and check out their boat here and recipes here. Orders can be taken over email email@example.com by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew says “This is the last week for wild garlic sausage and the first week for new season lamb. Mmmm nice!”
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – The cows have been let out into the fields for grazing over the Spring and Summer. This means the milk becomes sweeter and sweeter as they eat the fresh grass. It also means happy cows.
Chas & Momo: Sara & Momo on the stall
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo Sara says “This has been a very busy week! We will have some of our exciting new dark rye San Francisco sourdough, black pudding & caramelised apple sausage rolls, little foccacias with sun dried tomatoes & olives and our new and superb cinnamon sourdough croissants! I will also have a couple of each of the bigger breads sliced, for extra convenience! Thank you! And we will also have some extra special chicken & vegetable pies!” Awww… Bless her sweet, excited self.
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
The Foodbank – Needs custard & loo rolls. Latest drop off (Tuesday 19 April) – 6.9 kilos! Total so far 860.6 kilos.
Brixton Pound are hiring – details here.
We are proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our blog section is a great place to start or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.
Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Their shopping list – which changes every so often. – can be found at
(The following / above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)