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by Chris Doran
4 Sep 2019 02:21
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Elecrical Resistance Company 1930/40s
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: Elecrical Resistance Company 1930/40s

This enquiry originated on another forum where the company was subsequently found in Berrymans Lane:- Dimmers (1926) Ltd , L H Williams (Lillian Harriet, née Winter), Electrical Engineers, [Kelly's Sydenham & Forest Hill Directories, 1937-35, no mention there before 1937] and Lowa Dimmers Ltd ., Cro...
by Chris Doran
19 Jun 2017 05:03
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old Sydenham Pictures in Charity Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 2565

Re: Old Sydenham Pictures in Charity Shop

Another one in the same shop: A LARGE coloured, framed, and glazed print of Pissarro's view down Lawrie Park Avenue to St Bartholomew's Church. Must be getting on for 1m wide including matte. £10.
by Chris Doran
15 Apr 2017 12:31
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old Sydenham Pictures in Charity Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 2565

Re: Old Sydenham Pictures in Charity Shop

Presumably all sold, as no longer in the window. Cobb's corner went first.
by Chris Doran
13 Apr 2017 04:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old Sydenham Pictures in Charity Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 2565

Old Sydenham Pictures in Charity Shop

Four glazed and framed photos in the window of Aldlife shop opposite Sainsbury's at the Beckenham end of Penge High Street. Picture size a bit over A4, matted into A3-ish frames Views circa 1900 I guess. Nothing unusual, but nice photos:- Cobb's Corner Sydenham Road Silverdale Kirkdale showing stati...
by Chris Doran
27 Jan 2014 18:35
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Newlands park house
Replies: 13
Views: 8883

Re: Newlands park house

For completeness: I've now found another map and directories which add a pair of semi-detached houses at 32 and 34 (unnamed) after Westbourne Road. A 1933 map shows a large number of buildings alongside the park in the back garden of Newlands, presumably the factories, A 1916 directory confirms that...
by Chris Doran
26 Jan 2014 22:24
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Newlands park house
Replies: 13
Views: 8883

Re: Newlands park house

Early directories and maps show 4 large houses:- Westbourne Road 36 Charlton 38 Claremont 40 Cambridge Lodge 42 Newlands Park Studland Road The first three formed a terrace filling just over half the length and Newlands (Park) stood in its own grounds with several outbuildings. Pre-WW2 directories d...
by Chris Doran
10 Jan 2014 01:07
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Festival of Empire at Crystal Palace in 1911
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Re: Festival of Empire at Crystal Palace in 1911

The right-hand one is listed in Leslie Allen's "Coincraft" catalogue as SY-1911/040 but without any more information than is written on it. He categorises it as "Very rare, very difficult to find". I think I was outbid on one on eBay a few months ago. He doesn't list the left-hand one, at least not ...
by Chris Doran
30 Jan 2013 21:37
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Dilwyn road
Replies: 22
Views: 15847

Re: Dilwyn road

Nice shop photo currently on eBay. Expensive to buy, but no charge for looking.
by Chris Doran
19 Mar 2012 03:49
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Bell Green 1904
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

Re: Bell Green 1904

Not answering the question, but fitting the header ... four old postcards of the Bell Green area have just appeared on Delcampe. But they aren't cheap :( Click on an image to enlarge.
by Chris Doran
24 Dec 2011 08:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sunderland Road, Forest Hill
Replies: 4
Views: 2774

Re: Sunderland Road, Forest Hill

You're welcome. But whoops. I failed to look carefully enough at Kent directories, where Forest Hill is to be found in earlier years. He is at Stanstead Rd in 1874 and 1882, and in Sunderland Rd in 1891. No number is given in Stanstead Rd -- maybe it wasn't numbered at that time. If Steve Grindley a...
by Chris Doran
22 Dec 2011 05:39
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sunderland Road, Forest Hill
Replies: 4
Views: 2774

Re: Sunderland Road, Forest Hill

London Southern Suburbs street directories online at http://www.historicaldirectories.org/ show him at 1 Sunderland Road from 1896 to 1902. He's been replaced by W Roberts by 1904. There are no earlier directories online to locate him before 1896, but they are available at many inner London Local St...
by Chris Doran
24 Sep 2011 17:43
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Willow Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 3819

Re: Willow Walk

Maureen's Willow Way in Sydenham is still there according to the map (and called Way, not Walk). But from the family's entry on the 1901 census which I see larmat has already seen and annotated on Ancestry, Ada was indeed at the one I described in Catford. Next time I'm at Lewisham Local Studies, I'...
by Chris Doran
12 Sep 2011 17:08
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace old Permanent Fair
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Re: Crystal Palace old Permanent Fair

There's a picture just over half way down here which says it closed around 2001.
by Chris Doran
1 Sep 2011 22:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Willow Walk
Replies: 6
Views: 3819

Re: Willow Walk

From maps and directories to hand, it was there until at least 1972, renamed Milford Road some time between WW1 and WW2. By 1981, Winslade Way Shopping Precinct had been built over it.
by Chris Doran
21 Jun 2011 01:12
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: tracing an ancestor
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

Re: tracing an ancestor

I don't know of any house (in Penge) itself called "Penge" at that time -- Penge Place was long gone -- but who knows about such a house elsewhere, let alone Penges elsewhere in the world? However, I think it more likely that the village is meant. Your best starting point would be the 1891 census, a...
by Chris Doran
15 Jun 2011 00:00
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Location 8 Westhill - Hamilton House?
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

Re: Location 8 Westhill - Hamilton House?

From a 1902 directory, which shows Mrs G H Penney, 8 West Hill (now Westwood Hill) was in the middle of a terrace of 3 houses next to St Bartholomew's Church on the east. The terrace has been replaced by a modern block of flats. Google street view
by Chris Doran
21 May 2011 02:59
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Winsford House, Penge
Replies: 3
Views: 3125

Re: Winsford House, Penge

Short answer for now: The park is named after the house "Winsford" on the right of the Garden Road entrance, whose garden it once formed. It was built around 1936 by a Mr Stephen Gee, said to be a millionaire. Before that, the area was part of a large estate owned by "Chesham Park", 71 Croydon Rd, o...
by Chris Doran
24 Mar 2011 05:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace postcards stolen in the post . . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 3901

Re: Crystal Palace postcards stolen in the post . . . .

Sympathies from me too. My cards came form te same seller in a new jiffy bag sealed with its own seal plus a piece of wide tape, and would not have fallen open, though I've had things before that clearly got jammed in a machine. If it was an accident, look out for reports in the press of "Royal Mail...
by Chris Doran
1 Mar 2011 00:27
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: New Google Satellite images show lost buildings locations
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: New Google Satellite images show lost buildings location

Thanks for pointing this out. The squarish building on the right with horizontal lines (dwarf walls?) across is in the position of the pavillion shown on the 1894 map; the one to its left is the new larger pavillion on the 1933 map.
by Chris Doran
20 Feb 2011 02:39
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Festival of Empire 1911 by "ROTARY."
Replies: 19
Views: 24189

Re: Festival of Empire 1911 by "ROTARY."

If it's the one, a copy has just appeared on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FESTIVAL-EMPIRE-IMPERIAL-EXHIBITION-CRYSTAL-PALACE-/260740300350?pt=UK_Collectables_Paper_RL&hash=item3cb5553e3e One a week or so ago sold for £65. If you can't run to that, I have a copy (which I wouldn't have paid anywhere ne...