CONCERT BOWL – A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY / CRYSTAL PALACE CORNER / DOUBLE STABBING IN PARK – WITNESS APPEAL / NEWS FROM WEST NORWOOD
CONCERT BOWL – A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
The decision to scrap concerts in the park’s bowl may strike a chord:
February 7th 2012: CRYSTAL PALACE GARDEN PARTY CANCELLED – SOUND STAGE ‘UNSOUND’
THE MASSIVE Crystal Palace Garden Party planned in Crystal Palace park for the weekend of June 23rd and 24th has been scrapped after it was discovered joists in the stage of the concert bowl had rotted away.
The event was due to play host to performances from acts such as Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Barclay James Harvest, Focus, The Strawbs and Curved Air on June 23 and The London Gala Symphony Orchestra on June 24.
Announcing the cancellation on the garden party’s website the organiser explained that when it was realised that a 1.5 ton scissor lift truck had to go on to the stage to erect sails and rigging some
cursory tests were made to the structure.
The cancellation of the two-day event led one Virtual Norwood poster – ChewderOde – to comment: “It might have been amusing to see the stage collapse and then the long blonde haired bearded creature known as Rick Wakeman disappear through a hole in the ground on what one would
assume was the beginning of his journey to the centre of the earth. “Boom Boom.”
CRYSTAL PALACE CORNER
From John Greatrex: In 2008 my company Great Exhibitions Ltd erected The Paxton Crystal Palace Corner. It consists of two full-size Paxton designed cast-iron Crystal Palace window frames set at 90 degrees to each other.
It is located on the hilltop of Crystal Palace Park in South London within the footprint of Paxton’s 1854-1936 reconstruction of his original Hyde Park 1851 Great Exhibition Greenhouse.
My company is intending to submit a planning application to extend the Corner in both directions using further Paxton designed Crystal Palace Parts. If you would like to be involved in this phase two of The Paxton Crystal Palace Reconstruction Project please contact me via:
DOUBLE STABBING IN PARK – WITNESS APPEAL
Detectives in Bromley are appealing for witnesses after a double stabbing in Crystal Palace Park.
Police were called at approximately 18:40hrs on Sunday, 22 March to the park following reports of a stabbing.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. Two men [Victim 1 – 42ys; Victim 2 – 38ys] were found suffering stab injuries and taken to a south London hospital.
The 42-year-old victim has been discharged from hospital; the 38-year-old victim remains in hospital in a stable condition. His condition is not classed as life threatening.
Nine people have been arrested in connection with the investigation so far.
Four youths, two male and two female, all aged 14, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder have been bailed until a date in mid-May.
Four male youths, all aged 15, who were arrested in connection with the stabbing investigation have been eliminated from enquiries, but have been bailed for other offences.
A 16-year-old male youth has been released without charge. Enquiries continue.
Det Con Samantha Thomas from Bromley Police’s CID said “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen anything to contact us”.
Anyone with any information should contact Bromley police’s CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
NEWS FROM WEST NORWOOD:
Looking forward – there will soon be consultations on the new library-cinema in the Nettlefold Hall – next stage is the planning application. And consultation on plans to remove the one-way system near Tulse Hill rail station with a revamp of Norwood Road between Robson Road and the south circular road.
(Info courtesy Cllr Jackie Meldrum)