|Posted on Thursday, 06 November, 2003 - 10:21 am: |
hi all i am trying to collate as much history as i can find on forest hill, not just the basic facts, how roads have changed, landmarks changes, ie houses, stations, cinema... if anyone can remember any memories of how forest hill used to look like, the road they were born on, to how the centre looked like i would be greatly appreciated it you post a note.
|Posted on Friday, 07 November, 2003 - 08:21 am: |
I have lived in the area for 54 years and know people who have been here a lot longer.
I am assuming you already have a great deal of knowledge so do not want to forward you lots of info you already know.
I assume you have seen the recently published Forest Hill and Syd in pictures.
|Posted on Monday, 10 November, 2003 - 04:28 pm: |
I'm also interested in the history of Forest Hill, in particular anything relating to Taymount Grange. So, if anyone knows anything, or even better, has some source material, I'd love to hear from you.
|Posted on Monday, 10 November, 2003 - 05:49 pm: |
Have you seen the book "Sydenham and Forest Hill Past" by John Coulter published in 1999 by Historical Publications? It is quite interesting but very heavily biased towards Sydenham. So is "Sydenham and Forest Hill" in the Old Photos series published by Alan Sutton. It would be nice to see something geared more to Forest Hill /Honor Oak. There are a few useful websites such as www.ideal-homes.org.uk/lewisham/foresthill.htm and the local history section of www.lewisham.gov.uk. There is also a site about the old canals of London (sad, am I not?) which has a surprisingly interesting section about tracing the route of the canal which used to run through Honor Oak and Forest Hill - you can still see the old wall at the junction of the South Circ. with Davids Road - it is below the Orchard Restaurant and now has the excellent brick historical mural on it.
|Posted on Tuesday, 11 November, 2003 - 10:18 am: |
Thanks for that brian, i have indeed seen the books and the websites. I think i have to get to the library it seems to get the real info i need. but do you know why the station was actually pulled down? rebecca, what i can rememeber is that Taymount grange was a hotel, built in the thirties, it had a pool and tennis court also attatched to it, which are sadly no longer. After the palace burnt down tourism must have suffered in the area. I dont know when it actually was converted into flats.
|Posted on Sunday, 16 November, 2003 - 12:18 pm: |
I am trying to find details of the original blocks of flats along Brenchley Gardens. When were they demolished, I think, in the 70's and what happened to the residents?
|Posted on Monday, 01 December, 2003 - 03:50 pm: |
rebecca i have an old advert for when taymount grange was first built... advertising the flats... they were luxury flats with a porter.. you also had tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool...
|Posted on Tuesday, 02 December, 2003 - 10:15 am: |
Michelle - any chance you could scan it and email me a copy or something? I'd love to see it.
My email address is email@example.com
|Posted on Tuesday, 02 December, 2003 - 11:18 am: |
And if you'd like to send it to se23.com we'll put it on the website (will scan and return if required).
|Posted on Tuesday, 09 December, 2003 - 04:24 pm: |
You might find the website www.ideal-homes.org.uk useful. The SE London boroughs and I think Greenwich university have put this together, it has photographs and historical maps to view with articles on several specific topics.