A POLICE HELICOPTER hovered very low over the Triangle on Sunday afternoon (17th) amid reports that the area outside Winkworths estate agents and Pound Stretcher – close to the library on Westow Hill – had been cordoned off.
A Scotland Yard spokesperson told News From Crystal Palace: “Police were called at approximately 14:45hrs on Sunday, 17 November to reports of a man injured at the bus station in Crystal Palace Parade, SE19.
“Officers from Bromley police attended but the man was no longer at the venue. He was located a short distance away in Westow Hill and taken to a south London hospital for treatment to his injuries. These are not serious.
“Enquiries are underway to establish how and where the man came to sustain his injuries. “Road closures were put in place while the incident was dealt with.”
150 ATTEND REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY WREATH LAYING – and a small wooden cross for Private Albert Chell
AROUND 150 people attended the Remembrance Sunday service at Upper Norwood war memorial, Westow Street on Sunday November 10th.
Wreaths were laid by representatives of various community organisations including Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce, Crystal Palace Community Association, the Norwood Society and the Greek Orthodox church.
Cllr Eddy Arram (Con, Ashburton) laid the wreath on behalf of The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Pat Ryan on behalf of Upper Norwood ward councillors.
Two small wooden crosses were also laid. One has no name on it, the other commemorates Albert Edward Chell, born 1898 died 1918.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ‘Roll of Honour’ website lists CHELL, A E Pte Service No: L/11801 Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 6th Bn. Date of Death: 21/09/1918 Grave Reference VI. B. 13.Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy. No further details are given.
Pte Chell’s name does not appear in any local records researched so far.