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Joined 28-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 30 October, 2006 - 10:08 pm:   

Seems like there's quite a few old postcards around the 100 year old mark knocking around.
Certainly Steve Grindlay and I have had a couple of bidding wars on ebay to put the rumble in the jungle to shame. Steve, sorry. I didn't realise you were a local historian. I've got a few, but only two that would be of interest to you, I think. Perhaps a photo album of the area past and present would brighten up the site, pics chosen at the webmasters discretion. I'll happily submit the few I've got.
Joined 24-10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 31 October, 2006 - 05:36 pm:   

Chaz, I don't if know you visit the Sydenham Town forum, but there has been a fair bit of interest in early pictures of Sydenham there over the past few weeks, with several people uploading images. My favoured method is to use Flikr. Although it is not perfect, it is quick and easy to upload (even 8-10 Mb images only seem to take seconds) and images can, to a degree, be grouped into themes.

My interest is in Sydenham. However, from a historical point of view, this must include Forest Hill which, as recently as the 1860s, was still described as "Forest Hill at Sydenham". (I have to tread carefully here, I've already been "threatened" by two middle-aged men in baseball caps in another thread!)

Oh, and don't worry about outbidding me; I'm fairly philosophical about these things ...
Joined 28-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 31 October, 2006 - 06:20 pm:   

Steve, I'll happily give you the two cards I've got, which I outbid you on, if you need them for your research. Without people like yourself doing the research our footprints mean very little, wrapt up in the everyday ephemera of the present, like most of us are. Keep up the great work, mate.

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