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The Fight Against the Theft of Sydenham Common and One Tree Hill
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lillam


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #1
16-07-2010 10:13 PM

Hiya, just wanted to share this wonderful article entitled

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The Fight Against the Theft of Sydenham Common and One Tree Hill.

Many open green spaces that we take for granted today still exist because in the past they were preserved from enclosure and development by both legal and illegal
resistance. The battles to save two such spaces in South London, Sydenham Common & One Tree Hill, saw legal shenanigans, rioting, intrigue and violent death...


all about the historic fights against enclosures and for common land in days gone by. I think you;ll like it!

Read it here
http://www.alphabetthreat.co.uk/pasttens...ights.html

this article and others like it are published by the excellent Past Tense in pamphlet form with pictures! but also available online
http://www.alphabetthreat.co.uk/pasttense/page2.html
http://past-tense.org.uk/
and available to puirchase for about 50p a go at 56a Info Shop
http://www.56a.org.uk/

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sandy


Posts: 190
Joined: Oct 2006
Post: #2
17-07-2010 06:49 PM

You can find out more about One Tree Hill and the so-named "Agitation" by going to the Friends of One Tree Hill's website at http://www.onetreehill.org.uk

There is a link to an account of the history of the Agitation.

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lillam


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #3
17-07-2010 10:37 PM

Thats great, thanks, though i could find nothing about it on the site. if you can find a direct link please post it.


The pamphlet has a great picture with the hill literally only having one tree on it. also i wonder when the church was built? Does anyone know the site of the golf club house?

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lillam


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #4
18-07-2010 12:58 PM

i did find this

The story of the "One Tree Hill" agitation, with a short sketch of the history of Honor Oak Hill (1905)



Author: Nisbet, John, 1853-1914; Honor Oak Hill Protest Committee

nice thing with lots of pics
pdf here
http://www.archive.org/download/storyofo...sbrich.pdf
or read online here
http://www.archive.org/stream/storyofone...00nisbrich

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lillam


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #5
18-07-2010 01:06 PM

Nisbets books mentions that St Augustines was built in 1872, whereas the gold course riots took place in 1905 - im a bit confused as to how the church fitted in to the golf course - or where the golf course exactly wouldve been. anyone know?

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lillam


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Post: #6
18-07-2010 01:19 PM

sorry not 1905, but 1897...my mistake...still, the church would already have been in place

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isaglanzer


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Joined: Jul 2010
Post: #7
21-07-2010 03:45 PM

Thank you, such interesting links. Love the local history postings on this site.

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