The Friends of Crystal Palace Subway are looking for people who remember visiting the subway when it was open to the public such as on the ‘Subway Superdays’ of the 1980s or from those youngsters – now grown-ups – who used to run through it before it was boarded up.
“Maybe you played there as a child, went to parties there – or some other use we haven’t thought of yet” say the Friends.
The oral memories are being collected for an exhibition in September by volunteers from the ‘Inspired by the Subway’ project.
The subway, which runs under Crystal Palace Parade, was built to link the Crystal Palace high level station with the Palace.
If you have any memories – or material – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PUT FORWARD YOUR VIEWS ON PALACE PLANS
THE NEXT ‘drop-in’ session to gather people’s views on the proposal to build a new Crystal Palace takes place this Saturday (February 1st) at Anerley town hall, Anerley Road near to Anerley station.
Running from 11 am to 5pm there will be a short presentation followed by a question and answer session with the project team at the following times: 11.30, 13.30 and 15.30
If you are unable to make this session the next drop in event will be on Saturday 1st March 1st from 11.00-17.00 in The Lodge, Crystal Palace Park.
CROYDON HEART TOWN TO ‘RAMP UP THE RED’
Croydon Heart Town will be ramping up the red to help the fight
against the UK’s single biggest killer, coronary heart disease, next
Families, individuals, groups, local organisations and businesses are
being invited to join in the “Ramp up the Red” day on Friday February
7th during National Heart Month.
People are asked to take red to the extreme and donate money to the
British Heart Foundation.
The event is a key date in Croydon’s Heart Town programme, which aims
to tackle and raise awareness of heart disease.
The council will be encouraging staff to wear red for the day and make
a donation of their choice.
To help people organise their events – whether at work, in a local
community space or for family and friends – packs will be available to
download from the charity’s website at www.rampupthered.org.uk, along
with a host of ideas on how to take part.
The deadline for signing up is 31 January.
Cllr Margaret Mead, cabinet member for adult services and health,
said: “This is Croydon’s chance to come together and raise money to
fight heart disease.
“As a Heart Town, we want to get the message out there loud and clear
about the ways you can improve your heart health and lead a happier,
“So please get involved in this fun idea and help Croydon to ramp up the red.”
The British Heart Foundation TV advert for Ramp Up The Red can be
found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2mFMnFqH9Y (Source: Croydon council press release)
MUMS RAISE £1,400 FOR LIBRARY!!!
CRYSTAL PALACE MUMS who organised a fund-raising event for the Upper Norwood childrens library in Bar 25 on Westow Hill raised an amazing £1,800.
In a huge ‘thank you’ email Suze Cook said: “For some of that money we will be able to claim gift aid too which will increase it further. “Whoo hoo!! A massive thank you to everyone!! It is truly a fantastic achievement.
“Each and everyone of you has been incredibly generous; whether it is coming to the party, buying raffle tickets or donating a prize from your business. Or in some cases all three!
“Thank you so so so much, you have made the library incredibly happy and the small team behind the party is over the moon. “I am incredibly inspired by the commitment and support Crystal Palace Mums has shown.
“As we raised well above our target of £1400 (we said £1300 but we secretly wanted £1400) for the library and our costs were a minimum, we are about to start talks with our sponsors Pedder, Streets Ahead and Gymboree (thank you sponsors) about the possibility of giving some of their sponsorship money (£400) which made the total up to £1800 to another local, worthy cause.
“Finally, I know that those who attended the party may not have realised the effort the small team put in to get the party to happen.
“Everyone did it in their own time and many of us are back at work and juggling small children.
“In the run up to the event there were poorly babies (one in hospital), flu ridden mums, a last minute sick entertainment act, a santa suit missing in action, snowflake creation disasters…. despite all of this the team pulled it off!
“Therefore I have to say a big big big thank you to the team (in no particular order) Uzma Manzoor, Daniela da Costa-Alexandroni, Daria Masetti, Chloë Bridge, Caroline Anderson, Shirley Pollak , Naomi Agard Glancy, Andrea Airston, Kathryn Patten, Joanna Ernest and the fantastically creative Hannah Daw.
“If I was Alan Sugar (which I am glad I am not although I would like some of his cash – for the community) then I would be hiring!!! You are the AAA team, roll over Mr T and your friends, the AAA team is in town.”
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S THANKS
Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce have said a big ‘thank you’ to Calum Mason, director at Winkworth estate agents in Upper Norwood, who bought the Christmas lights that have so elegantly decorated our Triangle for the past two festive seasons.
“I would also like to thank Croydon council lighting contractor
Skanska who installed them for free” said Chamber spokesman Robbie
“If it was not for the generosity of Winkworths and Skanska we would
have had no Christmas decorations in Crystal Palace as local councils
have cut back on their funding.
“Crystal Palace residents are also very grateful to Plumbase for their
fantastic window which has become such a Crystal Palace institution
and gives Regent Street a run for its money – and I personally thought
the green bottles Christmas tree in the Braziliana cafe on Westow
Hill were very stylish this year too.”
ANTIQUE AND COLLECTORS FAYRES AT THE PHOENIX CENTRE
The popular antiques fayres at the Phoenix centre will continue throughout 2014. The next three scheduled dates ar Sunday February 16th; Sunday March 16th and Sunday April 20th – the April date is subject to confirmation because of its proximity to Easter.
The fayres open from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free and there’s an all-day breakfast available. www.phoenixcrystalpalace.org