THE PALACE PINT / LOCAL HISTORY MEETING / DROP-IN EVENT – PLANS TO CONSERVE THE HISTORIC AREAS OF UPPER NORWOOD
THE PALACE PINT
Fancy drinking a pint or two of beer that you helped to create?
Many of you will be aware of the Palace Pint scheme, which started in Crystal Palace last year and involved people planting hops in their garden.
“These were subsequently collected and turned into The Palace Pint by Penge’s Late Knights brewery, and those who took part enjoyed a great session with the aid of a couple of free barrels at the Beer Rebellion” SAID A p said a Palace Pint spokesman.
“This year we’re hoping for even bigger and better results (and last year’s results were pretty fantastic!), so if anyone fancies growing some hops, please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages below.
“Over the next week or two we’ll be posting info on when and how to order plants, but the cost of one plant + starter pack is £20; £10 for each additional one” he added.
https://twitter.com/ThePalacePint (Source: Virtual Norwood News and Local Issues post)
FOOD MARKET – HOW ABOUT TOAD IN THE HOLE? (and the Foodbank needs toothpaste and shampoo)
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
We’ve got a new weekly stall – British cured meats from the The Charcuterie Board. Here’s Owen on their special of the week. “Native Breeds, our charcuterie out west in the Forest of Dean, makes a mean Hot-Smoked Beef Brisket; known to our friends across the pond as pastrami. Matt, one half of The Charcuterie Board, and a native of New York, was stunned and confused that he wasn’t able to find a delicious pastrami in this country, so we got to work, and now it’s here.
We dry-cure Hereford beef briskets from a herd in Herefordshire. The brisket sits in dry-cure for about 10 days heavily laden with black pepper and coriander seed, and then hot-smoked in beech and apple-wood for about 6 hours. The aroma that accompanies the opening of the smoker door is a marvel to behold. £3 for 100g, sliced to order.” Sounds delicious! Find them in the Haynes Lane courtyard.
Kids: Facepainting with Jacqueline.
Sri Lankan guest lunch: From Sue (Kalum’s wife) “Margosa is back with a choice of two tasty Sri Lankan curries guaranteed to warm you up on a chillySaturday. Traditional chicken or vegetarian butternut & three bean curry. Served with coconutty daal and basmati rice.”
Palace Pint: Free beer! Taste the brew & find out about growing hops for the 2015 vintage. Find them in the courtyard.
NEW STALL British cured meats from The Charcuterie Board: As well as the pastrami, also on the stall this week: Orange and Mustard Glazed Cooked Ham, Wild Mushroom & Truffle Saucisson, Wild Fennel Saucisson, Rosemary Saucisson, Red Wine & Cobnut Saucisson, Chorizo, Air-Dried Pork Belly (Pancetta), British ‘Nduja, Air-Dried Pork Jowl (Guanciale).
Cakes by Artichoke Hearts: Gabi’s cooking up macaroons, chocolate lamingtons, fruit frangipanes, chocolate truffle cake, lemon polenta cake, Victoria sponge cake, hazelnut cake, strawberry cinnamon cake, coffee pistachio cake, baked cheesecake with blueberry, and savoury tarts with seasonal vegetables.
Lunch – weekly stalls: From Comfort & Joy & burgers from Jacob’s Ladder.
Handmade pasta & sauces: By Pastificio Mansi. Hot minestrone for lunch, plus pastas – Black truffle tortelloni, Gorgonzola & pear, Mushroom & parmesan, Minced pork & mushroom, Sweet potato & feta.
Chocolates: Chocolicious – TBC! Hayleigh makes a variety of chocolate truffles ( ie: strawberry & balsamic vinegar, elderflower, tabasco and many more), chocolate bars, lollipops, & sculptures.
Fish: Place an order or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email on [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons
Meat: 20 per cent off pork sausages – how about making toad in the hole? Jacob’s Ladder Farms is a collection of small scale organic and biodynamic farms scattered throughout Kent and East Sussex that have come together to be able to sell a full range of meat raised in natural and traditional ways. To place an order phone/email Jayne Duveen on 07565 303 559 or email Jayne. From Jayne We are very keen to have any feedback from our customers on our new packaging. I would also like to say that Kevin (our butcher) will be starting back this week and we are hoping to have a young butcher working alongside him to do all the lifting for him until he is fully recovered.”
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: New this week – organic black lentils; perfect for authentic black dal. Here’s Wade’s recipe. Don’t forget you can bring any clean bag or bottle for a 5% discount (except pre packaged).
Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Cakes including nutty brownie, carrot & pistachio, pumpkin & chocolate, blueberry/raspberry muffins, vegan and sugar free chocolate mini loaves. Savoury tarts including spinach & leek, mushrooms, tomato & olives. Sun-dried tomatoes and olives bread. Egg tagliatelle.
Raw milk, butter, cream etc: From Hook and Son’s farmer Steve’s own organic herd near Eastbourne.
Fruit, veg & salad: Stein & crew at Brambletye, Jason, Paul, Tim etc at Brockmans, Adrian et al at Wild Country Organics and our own CP Patchwork Farm posse.
Eggs: From Brambletye & Hook.
Homemade preserves: by Imogeni.
Bread: From Chas & Momo’s Thornton Heath bakery, Bread Bread (at the Grain Grocer) and Brockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Chas & Momo: Chas says “Oi oi people! We got 6 nation burger fever here. 4 for £1 on the best demi brioche burger buns for the market. See you Saturday. Chas.”
Andy from Brockwell Bake on Radio 4: With a high-profile documentary film, ‘The Grain Divide’, about to go on global release, Dan Saladino discovers a worldwide movement of farmers, bakers and breeders rethinking and rediscovering wheat – from long-lost varieties and flavours to re-imagining the future of our relationship with this grain. Link.
Handmade Palace: Locally made arts & crafts. This week – Prints from £20, Crochet craft from £2, Ceramics from £2, Paintings from £40, CP & Penge mugs £7 or 2 for £12, Baby goods from £10. We have a jewellery theme too with 4 contributors selling, with prices from £5. Cards & gift wrapping available. Email Beth for more information, or to ask about joining.
The cafe will be open for coffee, tea, snacks or beer if you fancy it.
Check out our next door neighbours Haynes Lane Market. It’s a treasure trove of collectables in there!
Foodbank: They are very short of tinned fruit, tinned veg, toothpaste and shampoo. Latest drop off 8kg. That takes our collective total to 264kg! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
LOCAL HISTORY MEETING
The next Norwood Society local history meeting is on Thursday 19th February at 7.30pm when Ian McInnes, chairman of the Dulwich Society, will speak about the Crystal Palace and its impact on the Dulwich Estate
“Ian has a wealth of knowledge about this area, now the Southwark bit of Upper Norwood, and this promises to be another fascinating talk with many interesting images” says a local history spokesman.
The venue, as always is, Upper Norwood library 39-41 Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 1TJ Admission free..
DROP-IN EVENT – PLANS TO CONSERVE THE HISTORIC AREAS OF UPPER NORWOOD
Residents are being asked for their views on three new conservation area plans.
The council has drawn up draft conservation area documents that will help preserve and enhance Harold Road, Church Road and Beulah Hill, which are considered to hold special architectural and historic value.
They will be available to view at a drop-in event from 3pm to 8.30pm on 12 February at Living Water Satisfies community café, Westow Street, Upper Norwood.
At the event there will be an exhibition that summarises the three conservation plans and there will also be the opportunity to discuss these with council officers.
Centred on one of Upper Norwood’s grandest residential streets, Harold Road is formed of large Victorian villas built for those attracted to the area in the late 19th century by the relocated Crystal Palace.
The Church Road area encompasses Beaulieu Heights, Sylvan Hill and Grange Hill, as well as several listed buildings, while Beulah Hill contains a significant grouping of Georgian and Victorian homes.
To view the different conservation plans visit www.croydon.gov.uk/caamps
They are also available at Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon; South Norwood Library, Lawrence Road, and Upper Norwood Triangle Library, Westow Hill.
The deadline for responses to the consultation is Monday, 9 March.