FRIGHT FEST AT THE LIBRARY / NORWOOD SOCIETY LOCAL HISTORY / BRIAN BLOICE R.I.P / SIGNED UNITED SHIRTS HELP RAISE MONEY FOR MAYOR’S CHARITY
FRIGHT FEST AT THE LIBRARY
Upper Norwood Library put on a Halloween Fright Fest.
Events included the Great Brain Hunt, Spooky Henna Tattoos, Mummy Wrapping, Tales of Terror and a Monster Parade.
Robert Gibson, spokesman for the Upper Norwood Library Campaign. said: “This was a terrific example of our amazing library staff demonstrating their valuable role at the heart of our Crystal Palace community.
“Whilst both children and adult library users put real effort into their costumes, the community is much more fearful of Lambeth and Croydon councils plans to strip it of its statutory provision of service.
“These plans would see its funding slashed and its professional staff made redundant. “We fervently hope this monstrous proposal will be slain and the community is determined it will be.”
NORWOOD SOCIETY LOCAL HISTORY
Thursday 19th November 7.30 pm. William Booth. An evening of films.
It is 150 years since the foundation of the Salvation Army, and film historian Tony Fletcher has compiled rare film of Booth who preached to thousands at the Crystal Palace. Join us for our local history meeting at the Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ.
Refreshments and entry is free but we hope you will be generous with your donations.
Our next meeting is a social on December 17th. Do you have something of local history interest you would like to talk about? We are asking for short talks up to 10 minutes long to interest us all. If you wish to participate please let us know in advance by December 1st. The laptop and projector can be available if needed.
For Bronte fans. In May 2016 Helen McEwan will be talking to us about the life of Winifred Gerin, a South Norwood Hill resident, who was an important biographer of the Bronte family. Helen will be at Waterstones, Piccadilly on Saturday 21st November at 2.00 pm for the launch of her book.
BRIAN BLOICE R.I.P
TRIBUTES are being paid to Brian Bloice, chairman of Lameth Local History Forum, who died on October 29th.
A founder member 50 years ago of Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Society, he was recently made its president.
Robert Holden of Lambeth Local History Forum said: “Brian has served the Forum honourably and conscientiously for many years.
“As most of you will know, Brian made a massive contribution to local history in Lambeth, in addition to which he has worked strenuously for archaeology in London and for his home village of Streatham. “He will be greatly missed by many, many people.”
Norwood Society chairman Richard Lines said: “Brian was a major figure in South London local history and will be much missed. “He was a good friend to the Norwood Society and we will remember his interest and his kindness.”
SIGNED UNITED SHIRTS HELP RAISE MONEY FOR MAYOR’S CHARITY
TWO SIGNED Manchester United football shirts donated by Rio Ferdinand were among the prizes in a raffle at the Mayor of Bromley’s Charity Ball at the Warren in Hayes.
Guests included Neil Kitchen, one of the top brain surgeons in his field, and Scott Maslin, famous for his appearances in Eastenders and the Bill, who both helped Mayor Cllr Kim Botting raise awareness of the National Brain Appeal and Connect – her chosen charities for the year.
Cllr Botting said: “I am passionate about this appeal and helping to raise funds to make a difference to those suffering with neurological disorders.
“One in six people are affected, this can be from birth, through a slowly developing illness or through brain injury. “We hear a lot about other health concerns but this is one that I believe needs more support.”
The two hundred and forty guests at the Ball also heard from the Mayor about another exciting upcoming event – a double bill of SciFi at the Civic Centre on 14 November.
The daytime event is free to enter from 11am to 6pm and visitors will have the chance to see special guest actors, replica props, costumes, characters from Star Wars, Dr Who, X-men, Thunderbirds, Batman and maybe choose some early presents.
In the evening, doors open at 7.30pm to a 30-plus Big Band Concert in the Great Hall with limited tickets at just £18. Find out more and how to book at www.scifibromley.co.uk (Source: Bromley council press release)