The weekend of 21st and 22nd September is a chance to visit over 800 buildings in London not normally open to the public. Open House weekend also includes walks & tours. A few need booking in advance. Visits free.
We have another Thames Water burst water main outside West Norwood Cemetery at the junction of Robson Road and Norwood High Street. It will take about 5 days to fix. For details see: https://inyourarea.thameswater.co.uk/Work-in-your-area or phone 0800 316 9800quoting ref 31070540.
Traffic will be severely disrupted with diversions through Streatham. Left and right hand turns by southbound traffic along Norwood Road from Lancaster Avenue will be restricted.
The first Feast Day in 2018 is 1st April – Easter Sunday. From April to December the first Sunday of every month is a West Norwood Feast markets day- run by volunteers.
Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s 74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF). And lots of free musical entertainments too!!
This coming weekend is a great opportunity to visit, for free, buildings & places, most not normally open to the public, across London.
In West Norwood we have our Clock Museum at 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW on Saturday 11am to 6pm – tours every hour. And 90 minute tour of the cemetery on Saturday 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm – meet at main gate on Norwood High Street SE27 9JU
Last Month the National Lottery granted Lambeth council £241k to draw up detailed plans to improve our historic cemetery. The improvement plans include new entrance gates, footpaths, drainage & improvements to the Greek Orthodox Necropolis. A Visitor Centre is a real possibility too. Once these plans pass the next stage the Heritage Lottery Fund will grant us £4.8m to implement the plans.
West Norwood’s cemetery is one of London’s historic Magnificent Seven cemeteries founded in 1836 and even has its own catacombs.
Friends of West Norwood Cemetery ( http://www.fownc.org/) organise free tours on the first Sunday of the month – meet inside main gates at 2.30pm. Donations appreciated!
On Saturday 6th July at 7.30pm there is a wonderful Curious live evening event, curated by Vanessa Woolf and Nigel of Bermondsey….to be held in the unlit gothic surroundings of the Greek section of West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High Street SE27 9JU .
Book your tickets via http://whatdreamsmaycome.eventbrite.co.uk/
With emcee Chris Roberts and Drawn To Stars- Vanessa Hammick and Aimee Corbett , Catherine Arnold (author of “Necropolis: London and its dead”), The Effras, Paul Garside, Stuart Forester, Mekella Broomberg.