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History of HOP
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Post: #1
07-11-2010 06:23 PM

Dear all,

Does anyone know where I can find out more about the history of HOP and the houses built here?

Thanks

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brian


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Post: #2
07-11-2010 07:12 PM

There are a number of books about Forest Hill which include HOP.
Doris Pullen wrote some in the 70's and new ones out.
Try W H Smith and Sons in Devonshire Road by the Evangelical Sunday Church Parking Lot.

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Post: #3
07-11-2010 11:09 PM

Thank you very much -appreciate it.

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Jon Lloyd


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Post: #4
08-11-2010 12:09 PM

A WH Smith on Devonshire Road? I've never seen one but I'd be interested to know if there is. Are you sure? There's one next to Forest Hill train station...

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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Post: #5
08-11-2010 12:30 PM

Horniman Museum Shop also stock books on local history.

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michael


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Post: #6
08-11-2010 12:39 PM

Jon Wrote:
A WH Smith on Devonshire Road? ... There's one next to Forest Hill train station.

Devonshire Road starts at WH Smith and the Launderette and continue along the South Circular until the turning into the main section of Devonshire Road.
Stanstead Road does something similar, starting at the Coop and running along the railway, before making a sharp turn and heading down to the Railway Telegraph, where it joins the main section of Stanstead Road.
The two roads are connected by Waldram Crescent, which is not a crescent.

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Jon Lloyd


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Post: #7
08-11-2010 02:18 PM

I see. Never knew that! Thanks.

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tlc


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Post: #8
30-11-2010 02:04 PM

Hi, Sorry have just seen this post and wondered if you ever came across this:
http://www.se23.com/features/localwalk/F...ersion.pdf

Has some great info about SE23 and surrounding areas incorporated into a walking route.

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Post: #9
30-11-2010 09:26 PM

That is brilliant - I will definitely do that walk when it is a little less snowy! Thank you for taking the time to let me know about it.

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steveb


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Post: #10
02-12-2010 10:58 AM

The Local Studies section of Lewisham Library is a good resource if you want to go beyond what's in the books of local history. They have directories from the 19th and early 20th centuries if you want to find who lived in your house and what the local businesses were, copies of old maps and lost of other books.
The man who runs it is very helpful. Best to check opening times - I think its closed on Wednesdays.

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