West Norwood, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of West Norwood and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

St Luke's

I was a choirboy at St Luke's, we met for choir practice once a week. Mr Hatton was the choirmaster and took a register and we were paid for attending. Weddings were the big earner - we got two shillings or half a crown. It was all added up and given to us at the end of the quarter and I used to spend money on buying old coins ...Read full memory

West Norwood

One of my memories was 1966 when we won the World Cup and my dad sent me to the local greengrocer to tell them we'd won. I also remember walking every day to my school, St Luke's, Linton Grove, West Norwood from Dunbar Place and the wonderful war-time play we put on for the school, and going to assemble at St Luke's Church. Wonderful childhood memories.

West Norwood

I spent my childhood in West Norwood. We lived next to the Cemetary Wall in Hubbard Road. We often drive there for "a trip down memory lane". It looks like a little toy town now and so built up. Kingswood School was a smashing school in those days. The curriculum was fantastic - so many opportunities and the teachers ...Read full memory