FESTIVAL NEED JUST £1,500
Crystal Palace Overground Festival are at £6,500 on their crowdfunding appeal with just £1,500 to go. This ends on 6 September so just five days left if you wish to support them.
(Please see our story OVERGROUND FESTIVAL CROWDFUNDER RAISES MORE THAN £5,500 Appeal followed extra costs dated August 25, 2017 for further information – Ed.)
SOUTH NORWOOD WARD BY-ELECTION NEXT THURSDAY
Voting takes place on Thursday in South Norwood ward in the by-election following the resignation of Cllr Kathy Bee. Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm.
Claire Elizabeth Bonham (Liberal Democrats)
Patsy Cummings (Labour)
Rebecca Natrajan (Conservative)
Michael Swadling (UKIP)
Peter Underwood (Green)
In the 2014 election for the three-seat ward Labour candidates polled 2,211; 2,303; and 1971 votes each. Conservative candidates polled 909, 739 and 731; Green party candidates polled 494, 486 and 359; UKIP candidates polled 480, 437 and 437; and Liberal Democrats polled 314, 220 and 177.
UPPER NORWOOD BOOK CLUB
Upper Norwood Book Club’s next meeting is tomorrow (Saturday 2nd September) at 2.30pm in the meeting room at Upper Norwood Library Hub when they will be discussing The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker, which I chose from the Lambeth Reading Group collection.
We last met on Saturday 5th August and were finally back home in the meeting room at Upper Norwood Library Hub. Thank you to those who managed to make it and to those who couldn’t make it but sent their apologies and reviews.
We discussed The Ghost by Robert Harris, which turned out to be a recommendation made in error! Nonetheless, overall it was felt to be an enjoyable political thriller, which did what it said on the tin with the added bonus of boasting a unique narrator in the form of the un-named ghost-writer.
Some felt that there were some good set-ups for thrills early in the novel which came to naught, but generally Clubbers were happy to read a page-turner (I want to say “no-brainer” but that sounds overly insulting!). We scored The Ghost 6 out of 10 with a very narrow range of 5 to 7. (Source: Upper Norwood book club)
MASS BURIALS AT NORWOOD CEMETERY
The Norwood Society local history talks resume on Thursday 21st September at 7.30 at the Upper Norwood Library, SE19 1TJ.
Dead bodies can’t lie – Poor Yorick and a moving tale of mass burials at Norwood Cemetery. Colin Fenn returns with another of his fascinating talks, this time about the moving of corpses from St George’s Hanover Square to Norwood Cemetery.
Before then we shall be at the Lambeth Local History Fair on Saturday 2nd September at St Leonard’s Church, Streatham (10.30am – 4.30pm). Over 20 stalls and a programme of walks and talks – all free!
Upper Norwood had many people of German origin living in the area before the world wars. An exhibition that may therefore be of interest is 500 years of German Protestants in Britain.
This is on from 7th September to 5thNovember and is accompanied by a number of talks. It can be found at St George’s Lutheran German Church in Alie Street, E1 8EB – worth a visit, this historic gem is maintained by the Historic Chapels Trust.
Check the websites for more details and opening times: www.hct.org.uk or www.stgeorgesgermanchurch.org.uk.