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History of Forest Hill - 25th March
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michael


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12-03-2015 11:58 AM

The Forest Hill Society has organised a Local history talk by Steve Grindlay following the publication of his new book ‘Sydenham & Forest Hill Through Time’
The talk will take place on Wednesday 25th March, 7:30pm. At The Hob pub (opposite Forest Hill Station). Entry is free to members and non-members.

Steve is a great speaker and his talks are always illuminating and well attended. If you want to know anything about the history of Forest Hill you should come along.

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michael


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21-03-2015 09:35 PM

Steve Grindlay has been in touch to tell us that his talk this week is going to be full of new information on local history, most of which you won't even find in his book!

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Benderish


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25-03-2015 01:10 AM

Really looking forward to hearing more about the history of Forest Hill!

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Poppet2


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18-08-2016 10:09 PM

Does anyone know if Steve will be giving any more talks on the 'History of Forest Hill?' He appears to do this at a local venue each year.

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Perryman


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19-08-2016 03:12 AM

No idea but funnily enough I was just reading about Henry 'box' Brown "a 19th-century Virginia slave who escaped to freedom at the age of 33 by arranging to have himself mailed in a wooden crate in 1849 to abolitionists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."

He moved to England and went on tour for 25 years, but it did not mention if he was perhaps the inspiration for our very own Reginald Bray, who famously posted himself in 1903.

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Deano


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19-08-2016 06:49 PM

Imagine if he tried to post himself from Forest Hill Post Office today. After struggling with the lift in WH Smiths he would have died of old age waiting in the queue.

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Poppet2


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28-01-2017 07:51 PM

Does anyone know if Steve will be giving any more talks on the 'History of Forest Hill?' He appears to do this at a local venue each year.

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